As ministers meet in Bulgaria to discuss Europe’s toxic air, data shows that the country imported 35,000 old diesels last year. And it’s thought the problem extends much further
Last year more than 35,000 heavily polluting diesel cars were exported to Bulgaria from other EU countries, according to a new report by think tank Transport & Environment.
Experts believe the problem extends to other countries in eastern Europe and is likely to get worse, as governments in western Europe introduce stricter controls on diesel vehicles as part of attempts to crack down on air pollution in cities.
The data is published as ministers from across the EU meet today in Bulgaria, which currently holds the EU presidency, to discuss Europe’s air quality problem.