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Greece's illegal rubbish dump dilemma

30 December 2013 Last updated at 06:18 GMT

Greece takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on the first day of the new year.

But there is one big issue which Brussels has kicked up a stink about - waste management.

The European Commission has taken Athens to court to force the closure of dozens of illegal dumping sites.

Greece still buries far more waste than most EU members, as our correspondent Mark Lowen reports.

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