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esurvonen Mar 03, 2018 06:02 PM
Mediterranean Cloak
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esurvonen Mar 03, 2018 06:03 PM
Past 11 years ever more pollution in Ionian Sea. None empty septi-tank in ordinary place! Last visit Lefkada a catastrophe! As I grapped the mooring-line it took days to wash off the disgusting latrin smell from the gloves. In the Marinas no guards so all boat leave spill day & night. Br J Survonen
EEA Mar 06, 2018 05:11 PM

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe.

Please be aware that European environmental legislation is beyond the EEA’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies and has no mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints relating to environmental legislation, and no powers of investigation related to the issue you raise in your enquiry. Unfortunately, therefore, we are not able to help you.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that European Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. However, to be admissible, a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Regarding your specific complaint, we would suggest in the first instance to contact your local, regional and/or national authorities.
You may also contact the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission directly (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/form_en.htm), or register a complaint at http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/complaints_en.htm).
See also http://ec.europa.eu/environment/legal/law/complaints.htm

You may also contact the unit dealing with complaints in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission at the following address:

Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
Director "Implementation, Governance and Semester"
DG Environment
European Commission
200 rue de la Loi
BE-1049 Bruxelles

I hope this information may be useful to you.

Kind regards,
esurvonen Mar 02, 2019 12:33 PM
Hi, thanks for answering. Many of the skippers would gladly pay for tidy waters. You could apply obligatory latrin fee as the sailing starts and give it back when it is emptied in decent containers/tanks. Br J Survonen