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Transport, Pollution & Nature Flag, Spain

Madrid cuts vehicle access to tackle pollution

Madrid will expand its restrictions on vehicle access to include the whole city centre in 2015 in a bid to comply with European air quality requirements, the local authority said on Monday

General Policy Janez Potocnik (Credit: World Economic Forum)

Barroso Commission wraps up environment work

The current European Commission will not issue any new environmental initiatives before its term draws to a close, outgoing commissioner Janez Potočnik said

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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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