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20th Aug 2017

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Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution

The European Commission on Thursday gave Italy a final warning that it is breaking EU law by failing to significantly reduce the level of small particulate matter (PM10) in the air. If Italy ignores the warning, the commission can take it to court. The move follows a previous final warning about Italy's failure to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide, a separate air pollutant also dangerous to human health.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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