Final warning for missing permits
In March the European Commission sent final warnings to Austria and Sweden about some 70 industrial installations that are either operating without permits or with permits that are now out of date. Fifty of these plants are in Sweden, and 21 in Austria. Under European law, the permits should have been issued by 30 October 2007. Permits are only issued if a number of environmental criteria are met.
Source: Commission press release 18 March. Web link: europa.eu/rapid/