Bulgaria breached EU limits for particulate matter 10 (PM10) across all its urban areas between at least 2007 and 2013 and its plans to achieve compliance were “flawed”, according to the advocate general of the European Court of Justice Juliane Kokott.
The plans submitted by Bulgaria to the European Commission to reduce PM10 concentrations had “structural deficiencies” as it lacked a timetable for implementing air quality measures and did not describe the improvements they would bring, Kokott said in her opinion for the ECJ.
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