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Internal energy market: Commission refers Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to Court for failing to fully transpose EU rules

The European Commission referred Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to...

The Danish Minister for the Environment, Ida Auken, is satisfied with a new international agreement that sets stricter requirements to air pollution across the borders of Europe. The agreement reaches until 2020.

Twelve Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts.

EU air quality legislation should pay more attention to ultra-fine particles and black carbon, according to the preliminary findings of a consultation ran last year as part of an ongoing legal review. The results were presented at a stakeholder meeting last week.

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Air quality in Europe has improved between 1990 and 2009, as emissions of most pollutants have fallen, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). But there is still a lot of room for improvement, as many EU countries are expected to exceed the emissions ceilings in...

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