Consequences for the Netherlands of the EU thematic strategy on air pollution

01-11-2005 | News item

On 21 September 2005 the European Commission presented a thematic strategy on air pollution and a proposal for a new air quality directive for the abatement of air pollution in the European Union (EU).

The measures proposed by the European Commission would greatly reduce air pollution. However, attainment of the proposed limit values remains difficult for the Netherlands, mainly because the proposed EU source policy is not sufficient for realization of these limit values in the Netherlands.