28 July 2017

National governments must not use legal loopholes to hide failure on air quality

Nine EU Member States have asked the European Commission for permission to pollute above national limits set in EU law. Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, […]
5 April 2017

Air quality ruling is tip of the iceberg

The EEB welcomes today’s ECJ judgement on Bulgaria’s illegal air. [1] The ruling sends a warning signal to at least 18 other countries, including France, Germany, […]
15 February 2017

EEB welcomes European Commission action on illegal air

The EEB welcomes today’s announcement that the European Commission will pursue infringement proceedings against France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK for having failed to protect […]
23 November 2016

EU air pollution law approved: now is the time for action

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) meeting in Strasbourg have finally approved new EU-wide air pollution rules. Louise Duprez, EEB Senior Policy Officer, said: “This is […]
1 July 2016

EU member states overrule efforts for ambitious air pollution deal

Despite efforts by the European Commission and the European Parliament to put in place ambitious targets to slash air pollution, EU member states have agreed a […]
20 June 2016

Air quality deal in sight, but at what cost?

Environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg today (Monday) suggested they were moving closer to a deal on air pollution limits. However, away from the cameras, many countries, […]