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In a memorandum to member states, the Commission noted that NOx emissions are a “direct contributor to eutrophication of inland and marine waters and terrestrial habitats, and to the formation of secondary particulate matter affecting health”.
Last year Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus, Greece and Malta supported Russia’s bid for a delay, expressing concern about the cost and effectiveness of the available NOx abatement technologies. Denmark, Germany, Finland and Sweden opposed the move, which would severely delay the implementation of any new NECA in Europe.