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EU takes Bulgaria, Greece to court over toxic air

Christian Fernsby |
The European Commission will take Bulgaria and Greece to the EU Court of Justice after both countries breached air pollution limits for years despite multiple warnings, the Commission said on Thursday.

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The Commission said it will refer Bulgaria to the EU’s top court for exceeding legal limits on particulate matter after the court ordered the country’s government to address the issue.

Bulgaria could face financial penalties for flouting the earlier ruling.

Bulgaria is one of the heaviest offenders in the European Union in terms of exceeding both annual and daily limits on particulate matter, the Commission said.

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