Rome might face EU sanctions over its waste disposal crisis | GBRI

Italy might face EU sanctions if Roman authorities fail to sort out the trash disposal crisis that has been plaguing the region since past few weeks. Rome has often experienced waste management failures but the situation became acute when collections were disrupted during the Christmas holiday.

The country’s environment minister Gian Luca Galletti  lambasted the lack of an adequate plan for rubbish disposal in the capital after offers of help from the Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo regions were snubbed by Rome’s Five Star Movement (M5S) administration for being too costly.

“A complete plan for Rome’s waste disposal is needed quickly, otherwise the situation will become very serious, and there is the risk of intervention by the EU,” Galletti said.

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