EU Commission refers Belgium for failing to protect its population and ecosystems from nitrate pollution
On the 15th of February, the European Commission decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to protect its population and ecosystems from nitrate pollution. Particularly, as required under the Nitrates Directive , the Walloon region failed to take sufficient action on nitrate pollution.
The directive aims to protect surface and ground water against pollution from agricultural sources. The European Green Deal, with its Zero Pollution ambition, calls for air, water and soil pollution to be reduced to levels no longer considered harmful to human health and natural ecosystems.
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