Breaches of European environmental regulations by Denmark 2007 to 2015

This statistic shows the number of environmental infringements that Denmark was responsible for from 2007 to 2015, as recorded by the European Commission. The figures show that Denmark's infringement rate has reduced, with just four infringements in 2015 after a high of 17 infringements in 2008.

Number of environmental infringements in Denmark recorded by the European Commission from 2007 to 2015

Number of infringements
200710
200817
200913
20108
20117
20126
20138
20144
20154
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Source

Release date

January 2016

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2007 to 2015

Supplementary notes

Data for 2007 to 2014 is available here.

The European Commission's obligations under Article 17(1) of the Treaty on European Union make the Commission responsible for monitoring compliance with more than 200 pieces of environmental legislation in 27 Member States. Where the European Commission suspects a breach of environmental legislation by an EU Member State, the Commission has the authority to commence legal proceedings in the European Court of Justice.

The conditions of the infringement procedure are detailed in Article 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

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