The European Commission is taking Germany to court because of high nitrate levels that have been detected in its water.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today (7 November) confirmed that a suit had been filed late last month against Germany. The Commission is accusing Berlin of not implementing strict enough measures against nitrate contamination over the past few years, especially when it comes to manure spreading and use of fertiliser in agriculture.
The Commission has asked for a declaratory judgement and as such no sanctions will be imposed at first.
Monday November 7, 2016/ Euractiv.