Court condemns Netherlands on environmental Directives

A third EEC state has been censured by the European Court of Justice for failing to implement environmental Directives within the prescribed period.

The court ruled on 25 May that the Netherlands has failed to bring into force the legal and administrative provisions necessary to ensure the complete application of two Directives - Directive 76/160/EEC of 8 December 1975 concerning the quality of bathing water (compliance required by December 1977), and Directive 75/440/EEC of 16 June 1975 concerning the quality required of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water (compli

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