GERMANY: Commission may act over recycling law
The Commission said it is not taking issue with the deposit system per se but believes the manner in which the system is being gradually phased in, before full implementation at the beginning of October, discriminates against imported products and therefore limits the free movement of goods protected under EU law.
The action, which could be initiated as early as Wednesday next week, is likely to be in the form of an infringement procedure and could be launched as soon as next Wednesday. Under EU rules, Germany would have two months to respond to the Commission before further proceedings might be triggered.
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