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aligisan Apr 18, 2013 12:19 PM
A very controversial building of a chemistry factory (among others: insecticides) has just started in Poland despite the localisation in a protected environment.
How can the European Commission take action for such a breach, and who do i need to contact?
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EEA Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Dear Aligisan,

The European Commission is responsible for ensuring that Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the Commission against a Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law.

Anyone who considers lodging a complaint with the Commission is invited, before or at the same time, to seek redress from the national administrative or judicial authorities (including the national or regional ombudsman and/or arbitration and conciliation procedures available), because of the advantages they may offer for complainants. Internet and postal addresses of relevant national authorities can be obtained at:
http://www.asser.nl/default.aspx?site_id=7&level1=12222

Should you consider introducing a complaint, it should be addressed to the competent service(s) of Directorate General Environment of the European Commission in charge of these matters, which you can also contact at the following address:

Mr. Brakeland,
European Commission
Unit, ENV.A.2- Compliance promotion, governance & legal issues
200 Rue de la Loi
1049 Bruxelles - Belgium

At the following links, you can read more about European Commission infringement proceedings for non-compliance with Community law Principles.
Making a complaint:
http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/your_rights_forms_en.htm
 
Exercise your rights:
http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/your_rights_en.htm
 
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