Franco Frattini has launched his latest attack on the independence of national justice systems.
Releasing toxic chemicals, dumping hazardous waste and other serious "green crimes" would be punished by up to 10 years in prison and a €1.5m fine anywhere in Europe.This crosses the boundary, by setting penalties at EU level. But sod sovereignty and all that, the people want it:
Franco Frattini, European commissioner for justice and home affairs, believes that the public is so concerned about damage to the environment that the measure will be popular across the continent.The bastards never miss an opportunity do they. Even more worrying is the eagerness of some of our own quislings to collaborate.
The move is backed by UK Conservative environment spokeswoman MEP Caroline Jackson, in a U-turn on the party's traditional stance on EU matters. "EU leaders should establish a clear unified legal framework so that environmental lawbreakers can be prosecuted through their criminal courts in all 27 member states," Jackson said.I look forward to this woman being deselected.