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Hungary 'manifestly failed' on air pollution, EU top court rules

The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that Hungary "manifestly failed" to adopt timely measures to tackle pollution as required by the timeframe set out in the EU law on clean air. From 2005 to 2017, the daily limit value for particulate matter PM10 was "very regularly exceeded" in the Budapest, Sajó and Pécs regions. PM10 derives from various emission sources like road transport, industrial processes or agriculture.

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EU aims at 'zero pollution' in air, water and soil by 2050

The European Commission unveiled a plan to reduce pollution to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems by 2050 - including reducing the number of premature deaths caused by air pollution by 55 percent.

Slovenia causing headaches for new EU anti-graft office

Slovenia was supposed to nominate a delegated prosecutor for the new European Public Prosecutor Office, in charge of cracking down on corruption of EU funds. Ljubljana finalised procedures in December but has yet to send nominations, causing headaches.

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