News Digest Item
16 Nov 2017

EU commission to sue Germany because of nitrogen oxide emissions in cities

Spiegel Online / Stuttgarter Zeitung

The EU commission plans to sue Germany because pollution levels in many cities exceed EU limits, according to news agency dpa. The commission told the German government it plans to take the issue of elevated nitrogen oxide levels - which are caused in large part by diesel cars - to the court on 7 December, according to an environment ministry spokesperson quoted by Stuttgarter Zeitung. The threat of legal action increases the pressure to make headway in reducing transport emissions during ongoing talks to build a new government.

Read the Spiegel Online article here and the Stuttgarter Zeitung article here

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