France has violated a 2002 European directive to keep noise levels in large towns, along main roads and railway tracks under 68 decibels during the day and 62 decibels at night. The European Commission has issued a warning.

Brussels has demanded that France instantly adopt the directive’s action points on the reduction of “ambient noise” to avoid further warnings and even sanctions.

As reported by The Connexion, France has been found in breach of EU levels in 58 urban centres, along a larg...

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