EU infringement actions on air pollution

In May, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion, threatening to take Slovenia to the EU Court of Justice if it does not comply within four months with the Air Quality Directive. Slovenia failed to ensure compliance with the limit values for PM10 in Celinsko Obmocje and has not taken appropriate measures to keep exceedance periods as short as possible.

Romania was sent a formal notice over infringements of the same directive, with the threat of a reasoned opinion to follow if action is not taken within four months to reduce levels of NO₂.

Bulgaria and Poland were cautioned for not allowing citizens to challenge public authorities over the air quality plans required under EU law, while France, Cyprus and Lithuania were similarly cautioned over failures to fully incorporate the National Emissions Ceiling Directive into national law.

Source: Ends Europe Daily, 14 May 2020.

The full 14 May infringements package: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/inf_20_859

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