EEA concerns regarding Member States’ actions in pollution reduction
The European Environment Agency has voiced concern over the limited actions that Member States are taking to reduce pollution in the EU. Many countries are not complying with set EU limits for ammonia levels, including Germany, Spain and Sweden. Additionally, there are 14 Member States that will not meet the 2030 reduction targets for fine particulate matter. The EEA is concerned that Member States will continue to fail to meet EU targets, which would have counterproductive results on the entire effort. The EEA’s research concluded that 22 Member States will not meet at least one of the reduction goals for 2030. Stagnating pollution levels are the result of pig and poultry rearing, road transport, and failure to reduce nitrogen oxides, ammonia, and sulphur dioxide.