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Member states fail to limit ammonia emissions

The European Commission published its regular package of infringement decisions in January 2023. With regards to air quality, the Commission calls on 14 member states to reduce emissions of one or more air pollutants, as required by the National Emission Ceilings Directive. The member states are Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Ammonia is the pollutant for which most of these member states do not comply with their obligations. Estonia has an infringement regarding bringing its national legislation fully in line with EU laws on air quality, for instance those related to sampling points, quality assurance and quality control systems and documentation of the site selection.

Source: European Commission 26 January 2023


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