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EU issues warning to Greece over fluorinated greenhouse gases

The government has been given two months to comply with EU law

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the Commission notes that so far Greece has failed to comply with EU law on fluorinated gases and if it fails to do so within two months it will be referred to the European Court of Justice

(file photo) (file photo) Greece will be referred to the EU Court of Justice if it fails to comply with EU laws on fluorinated greenhouse gases, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are powerful greenhouse gases with a high global warming potential, widely used in refrigeration and air-conditioning products and equipment, heat pumps, fire protection systems and fire extinguishers.

EU law requires companies to take a range of measures to reduce leaks from equipment containing F-gases and to recover the gases at the end of the equipment's lifetime.

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the Commission notes that so far Greece has failed to indicate which national bodies should certify the relevant service companies and is asking the government to comply with the rules within two months.
 

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