Brussels Threatens Bulgaria With Court Action Over Environment Issues

Society » ENVIRONMENT | October 17, 2014, Friday // 11:10
Bulgaria: Brussels Threatens Bulgaria With Court Action Over Environment Issues Photo: EPA/BGNES

The European Commission warned Bulgaria that it might sue it in the Court of the European Union over the Natura 2000 network and bird protection, reports the Sega daily.

According to Brussels, Bulgaria must take urgent measures for enlarging the Natura 2000 network and take additional measures for bird protection.

Currently Bulgaria has 114 protected zones, but the size of some of them, mostly in the Rila mountain, is below the required minimum and they have to be enlarged.

If Bulgaria fails to do so within two months, the EC will take the case to the Court of the EU, warned the Commission.

This is the second occasion on which the EC take issue with bird protection in Bulgaria. The first one was in 2008 and concerned the protected zones in Kaliakra, where the large wind parks pose danger to the migrating birds. The case is already in the EU court.

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