Madrid scraps LEZ even as Spain struggles to meet EU air quality standards

Six months over deadline, the Spain on Monday submitted to Brussels a national air pollution control programme with the declared intention of seeking to avert potential multi-million euro fines

Six months over deadline, the Spanish government on Monday submitted to Brussels its national air pollution control programme with the declared intention of seeking to avert potential multi-million euro fines from pending infringement proceedings for excess levels of NO2 and PM10.

Under the EU’s 2016 emissions reduction directive, national air pollution control programmes are required to specify how member states will achieve reduction targets for five specific pollutants by 2030.

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