The Danish EU Presidency and Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik welcomed the new international agreement aimed at tackling air pollution, reached on 7 May.

The agreement updated the Gothenburg Protocol, setting more ambitious targets to reduce the cross-border air pollution. Contrasted with 2005 levels, emissions in the EU should be reduced by around 60% for sulphur, 40% for nitrogen oxides, 30% for volatile organic compounds, 6% for ammonia and 20% for particulate matter.

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