Ministers summoned to Brussels over UK’s air quality failures

Environment ministers from nine EU states have been ordered to explain why they have failed to comply with air pollution limits

Environment commissioner Karmenu Vella
Environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has given the UK two weeks to spell out how it will comply with EU air quality limits. Photograph: European Commission/Lieven Creemers

The European Commission is to host a summit on air quality on 30 January, in a last ditch attempt to persuade member states to take more vigorous action to cut pollution.

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