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Late implementation: Final warnings given to Norway and Iceland



Today, the Authority delivered reasoned opinions to Norway and Iceland concerning the late implementation of four directives.


  • Directive 2008/47/EC on aerosol dispensers.
    Implementation deadline: 21 May 2011
  • Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.
    Implementation deadline: 1 July 2011


  • Directive 2008/105/EC on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy.
    Implementation deadline: 21 May 2011
  • Directive 2009/90/EC on technical specifications for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status.
    Implementation deadline: 21 May 2011

The reasoned opinions constitute a final warning to Iceland and Norway. The Authority can bring the matter before the EFTA Court if the States fail to comply with the reasoned opinion within two months.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Trygve Mellvang-Berg,
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
gsm. (+32(0)492 900 187


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