Eight EU Countries Supported Bulgaria for the Measures Against Polluting Vehicles

Yesterday in Luxembourg, Bulgarian Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov presented to the EU Environment Council an information note on behalf of the Bulgarian, Polish and Slovak delegations on the need to adopt measures at EU level to deal with air pollution. The reason is the expected imports of used cars from high-standard member states to countries with a lower purchasing power of the population after the ban on the use of such cars in some European cities, “24 hours” reported.

The initiative was supported by Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania and Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Minister Dimov pointed out that an increasing number of cities are introducing bans on the movement of diesel cars due to their increased emissions. As a result, the flow of used cars from the Member States with a high average per capita income to ones with lower incomes increases as well. This creates the risk of the so-called "Internal carbon leakage" within the transport sector of the Union.

According to him, the solution could be, the states that introduce such prohibitions to not "export" cars that do not meet certain standards.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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