According to the European Environment Agency, air pollution killed some 391,000 people in 2015 (Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland)

Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe

Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published on Wednesday (30 January).

Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and the Netherlands "have not taken sufficient action to improve air quality", said the report, a joint effort by the European Court of Auditors, 14 national ...

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