Local authorities react as Spain sent to EU court over air pollution

There are signs Madrid may have to abandon plans to scrap a low emissions zone, while Barcelona has urged the regional government to tackle transport emissions

There are signs Madrid may have to abandon plans to scrap a low emissions zone, while Barcelona has urged the regional government to tackle transport emissions, after the European Commission referred Spain to court for persistent breaches of EU air pollution limits. 

Madrid city councillors voted on Monday “to inform the European commission that the council intends to maintain operational the Madrid Central low emissions zone and introduce additional measures to ensure compliance with air quality directive emissions limits.”

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