The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, announced today that the City Council has informed the European Commission (EC) that it prepares a plan of anti-pollution measures that will arrive in September.
In an event at the CEIP Pasamonte College, Almeida has said that the Consistory manages this "time horizon" and has requested a "minimum necessary but essential" time to have a set of measures that convince the European Union and be effective.
"We have not been in office for 40 days and we are being asked what the previous government team has not done in four years," said the mayor, who added that from the left "they are very nervous" and do not want to "give face and assume its failure. "
Almeida has pointed out that the European Commission has warned of the "almost total and absolute" breach of these measures and, it has considered, the institution has said "enough is enough to deceit the previous Government."
"I hope that at the end of our mandate we will not receive a letter from the Commissioner recriminating to us the lack of air quality actions and congratulating us," he added.
The mayor has expressed his "total and absolute collaboration" with the Government of the nation regarding the procedure that has been opened and has been hopeful that the Commission will not finally sue Spain "because of" the city of Madrid.
The European Commission (EC) decided to take this Thursday to Spain before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for breaching the air quality regulations in Madrid, Barcelona and Vallès-Baix Llobregat, where the levels of nitrogen dioxide ( NO2) exceed the limits required by community law.
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