The Commission presents air quality package

The Commission presents air quality package
  • Start date : 18/12/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 18/12/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Brussels

Legislative Action, European Commission, Environment, consumers and health

The European Commission will set out a review of the air quality legislation and a strategy confirming the 2020 objectives through the implementation of the Gothenburg Protocol and setting out new objectives to reduce a number of impacts on health and environment beyond 2020, by 2025 and 2030. It will include:


  1. a revised National Emission Ceilings directive to implement reductions up to 2030;
  2. ratification of the Gothenburg Protocol; and
  3. legislative proposal to reduce air emissions from medium scale combustion installations.


11:00 (timing to be confirmed) Press conference with Janez Poto─Źnik, the European Commissioner for Environment, in the Berlaymont press room: Commissioner will present the main elements of the air quality review. More specific details will be provided during a technical briefing on the record (11:30 - timing to be confirmed).


A joint press release and a MEMO Q&A will be available on the day.