News Digest Item
31 Jan 2018

European Commission grants “very last deadline” on clean air


The European Commission has granted Germany and several other countries a “very last deadline” to propose concrete measures on how they intend to comply with air quality standards, report Till Hoppe and Silke Kersting in the Handelsblatt. After what Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella had already called a “last opportunity” meeting in Brussels, the governments now have time until Monday, 5 February, otherwise the Commission could make good on its threat to sue them, writes the Handelsblatt.

Read the article in German here, and find a Commission statement in English here.

Find background on the diesel technology’s impact on clean air and climate in the CLEW article Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy.

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