The Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests (MMAP) will play the role of a lawyer for the five cities in Romania facing an infringement procedure for repeatedly exceeding the nitrogen dioxide (NOx) values, said the Minister of Environment, Costel Alexe. "Bucharest is by far the worst case of the five.
Air quality in Turkey's 29 metropolises has improved significantly as people stay at home and fewer cars hit the roads amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Air pollution in those provinces dropped as much as 32 percent, according to data from the Environment and Urbanization Ministry and local municipalities.
After Environment Ministry measurements last week pointed to a decrease in air pollution in Greece following the imposition of restrictions on movement, new data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) points to drops in pollutants in major European cities that are under lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.