Press conference on revised rules to reduce pollution and improve EU air quality 

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Lead MEP Javi López (S&D, ES) will brief journalists on the revised rules following the final plenary vote.

When: Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 14.00 CET

Where: European Parliament in Strasbourg, Daphne Caruana Galizia press conference room (WEISS N -1/201)

How: Accredited media representatives can attend the press conference in person. Journalists wishing to ask questions remotely need to connect via Interactio (

The press conference will also be web streamed live and recorded on the Parliament’s Multimedia Centre.


On Wednesday, Parliament is expected to adopt the provisional political agreement with EU countries on new measures to improve air quality in the EU so it is no longer harmful to human health, natural ecosystems and biodiversity.

Air pollution continues to be the number one environmental cause of early death in the EU, with around 300 000 premature deaths per year (check here to see how clean the air is in European cities). In October 2022, the Commission proposed a revision of the EU air quality rules with more ambitious targets for 2030 and to achieve the zero pollution vision by 2050, in line with the Zero Pollution Action Plan.