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ECJ imposes first double fine on France for fishing violations

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice [official website] Tuesday fined [judgment text] the French government 20 million euros ($24 million) for its failure to comply with EU fishing laws, and then, for the first time in the court's history [press release, PDF], imposed an additional 57.7 million euros fine every six months until the government is in compliance. The court first found France in violation of fishing regulations in 1991. AFP has more.

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