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Transport 18-04-2016

Commission set to override 125,000-signature air pollution petition

The Commission's decision to increase car emissions limits is set to be written into EU law, despite a petition launched by a group of 20 European cities and signed by 125,000 people. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 02-10-2015

Air quality at a crossroads

Improving the EU’s poor air quality requires stricter regulation and significant investment. But the long term health benefits must outweigh financial concerns, argues Bert Brunekreef.
Transport 15-09-2015

Nine out of ten new diesel cars exceed EU pollution limits, report finds

Nine out of 10 new diesel cars break new EU pollution limits when tested on roads rather than test tracks, according to a new report.

Air pollution costs France €100 billion per year

The French Senate has called for new efforts to tackle air pollution, arguing it inflates healthcare costs, reduces economic productivity and agricultural yields, and has put Paris in the EU's bad books. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 07-03-2003

France, Germany want tighter emission standards for diesel engines

At the 4 March Environment Council, the French and German delegations called for the promotion of more stringent limit values for emissions from passengers cars and lorries with diesel engines.

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