Tue Sep 13th, 2005 at 12:13:43 PM EST
This should be fun:
Brussels has won the power to make governments apply criminal sanctions against companies that break EU environmental law.
The move, hailed by the European Commission as a “landmark” ruling, could extend the EU executive's rights into new policy areas.
Criminal sanctions for breaches of EU internal market, data protection laws and intellectual property rights could become the norm.