Pressure mounts on European Commission to tackle air pollution

Airborne fine particulate matter was responsible for the premature deaths of around 417,000 people across Europe in 2018, according to the European Environment Agency, prompting renewed calls for ambitious new anti-pollution measures.

by Simon Pickstone
Sinkevicius: the European Commission intends to “dramatically increase our efforts to cut our emissions” (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Sinkevicius: the European Commission intends to “dramatically increase our efforts to cut our emissions” (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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