EU Commission calls on LATVIA to improve domestic rules on air quality

The Commission is calling on Latvia to bring its national legislation in line with Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.

Directive 2008/50/EU establishes air quality standards for improving human health and environmental quality and ways of assessing these.

Latvia has, among other shortcomings, not correctly transposed the obligation to ensure that the distribution and number of sampling points for PM2.5 pollution adequately reflect the general population exposure.

Therefore, the Commission decided today to send a letter of formal notice to Latvia, giving it four months to remedy the situation.

In the absence of a satisfactory response, the Commission may decide to send a reasoned opinion.

Vivian Loonela

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