Hungary must act on PM pollution

The European Commission has noted with concern that Hungary has recorded PM10 concentrations above the legal limit every year since 2005 in areas around the cities of Miskolc, Nyíregyháza and Szeged, and in the Budapest region. The Pécs region, which was exempt from the rules until 2011, has also been affected.
According to the Commission, Hungary has not taken measures that should have been in place since 2005 to protect citizens’ health, and is asking the country to take forward-looking, speedy and effective action to keep the period of non-compliance as short as possible. If Hungary fails to act, the Commission may take the matter to the EU Court of Justice.
Source: European Commission press release 28 March 2014.

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