Portugal latest to face EU court for failing to tackle excessive NO2 levels

The Portuguese government will have to answer for breaching air pollution limits, the European Commission has announced in a monthly infringement package that also sees Bulgaria on its way to the European Court of Justice over nature protection failings, Romania in the frame over risky landfills, Ireland over chemicals in drinking water and Malta accused of allowing illegal finch trapping.

by Claudia Delpero
Cars bunch up in Lisbon during rush hour
Lisbon: Portugal is being referred to the EU court for having “continually and persistently” exceeded the annual NO2 limits (Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

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