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Row over Greek confiscations

THE Greek government has been censured by the European Parliament for its seizing of cars over the non-payment of road taxes and other administrative offences. Noting that ‘a substantial number’ of these cars had subsequently been auctioned, MEPs said this was ‘incompatible with the principles of the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights’ and ‘not justified by any overriding requirements of enforcement and prevention’.

The parliament called on the European Commission to take legal action immediately, if Greece continued the confiscations.

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