Air Pollution: Prague Fails to Meet EU Standards

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A court in Prague ruled the Czech government’s air quality plan for the city fails to bring air pollution within European limits.

The court on Wednesday called the plan laid out by the Czech Ministry of Environment in 2012 “too vague and unrealistic,” according to the non-profit environmental law organization ClientEarth. 

Last week, the Czech Republic was among the countries reprimanded by the European Commission for infringing on the agreed air pollution limits.

The EU Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella, had demanded the eastern European member find a solution to their air quality problem within one week or face legal action.

According to the European Air Quality Index, the Czech Republic falls among the countries with the worst air quality in the European Union. 

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