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jasnak Mar 14, 2013 05:04 PM
I hope someone can give me an advice. In Serbia there is one old mine that is converted into battery smelter but neither Govrnment or the Company that owns it, is doing enough to protect people who live nearby, from toxic lead exposure.
Recently, levels of lead are measured in blood of 53 children and 50 of them had much higher level than is allowed (even three times higher!).
I am trying to find out if there is any organization in Europe that could help us fight for the rights of those kids.
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EEA Mar 15, 2013 03:04 PM
Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that Community law is correctly applied. To be admissible a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Serbia is a potential EU candidate country, and not an EU Member State. Thus, the Commission can not launch infringement proceedings against Serbia. The Commission may however, follow up on matters where there appears to be an incoherence with commitments made during accession negotiations, or on more general actions that are not compatible with the status of a potential candidate country.

To raise this issue, you need to contact the Directorate General Environment of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/contact_en.htm