May 17, 2018 / 10:26 AM / a year ago

EU takes France, Germany and others to court over air quality

BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) - The European Commission will take France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Britain to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect air quality limits, the EU executive said on Thursday.

The move follows a summit in January, in which the Commission said it would get tough on member states who were still in breach of targets introduced for 2005 and 2010.

France, Germany and Britain will be taken to court over their failure to respect limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) while Hungary, Italy and Romania failed to reduce the level of particulate matter. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, editing by Julia Fioretti)

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