Poland faces heavy fine for air quality failure

The European Commission is referring Poland to the European Court of Justice and asking for financial penalties to be imposed. Despite earlier warnings, Poland has failed to notify the Commission about the transposition of legislation on the Ambient Air Quality Directive, which should have been in place since 11 June 2010. The Commission is asking the Court to impose a penalty payment of €71,521 per day, to be paid from the date of the judgment (assuming that there is no compliance by then) until transposition is completed.

Source: European Commission, 24 November 2011



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