MEP opposes air pollution flexibility proposals

Member states should not be given flexibility mechanisms for implementing new, more stringent air pollution limits after 2020, one of MEPs leading work on the proposal has said

Member states should not be given flexibility mechanisms for implementing new, more stringent air pollution limits after 2020, one of MEPs leading work on the proposal has said.

The flexibilities related to shipping emissions put forward by the European Commission as part of its proposals on continuing the National Emissions Ceiling Directive to 2030 should be scrapped, according to Polish MEP Adam Gierek of the S&D group.

Mr Gierek is leading work on the file on the European Parliament’s industry, research and energy (ITRE) committee. ITRE’s view will be sent forward for consideration by the environment committee, which is responsible for coordinating the Parliament’s position.

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