EU judges have annulled a European commission decision to reject tougher fine particle emission limits proposed by the Netherlands for new diesel cars and light vans. Judges backed recommendations made earlier this year (EED 21/07/08) in a ruling issued on Thursday.
Judges said the court of first instance (CFI) should not have dismissed a Dutch legal challenge against the decision as "unfounded" (EED 27/06/07). The commission failed to take all relevant data into account before rejecting the proposed emission limits, they said.
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