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2024-02-20T19:50:56.053Z

Highlights: EU agreement on new air quality directive. Smog responsible for 300 thousand deaths a year in Europe. More severe limits for pollutants such as fine particulate matter PM2.5. Air quality criteria for 2030 closer to the WHO guidelines. The EU institutions have reached agreement on the new airquality directive. This was announced by the rotating presidency of Belgium. The text proposed to help reduce smog is part of the 'Zero pollution' package, with the aim of reducing air pollution to zero by 2030.


The EU institutions have reached agreement on the new air quality directive. This was announced by the rotating presidency of Belgium. (HANDLE)


The EU institutions have reached agreement on the new air quality directive.

This was announced by the rotating presidency of Belgium.

Among the main innovations of the text proposed to help reduce smog - responsible for 300 thousand deaths a year in Europe -, part of the 'Zero pollution' package, there are more severe limits for pollutants such as fine particulate matter PM2.5, with air quality criteria for 2030 closer to the WHO guidelines. 


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