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Saturday, June 27, 2009

European Commission may take action against Sliema, Gzira pollution

The Times, Saturday, 27th June 2009 - 11:53CET

The European Commission is verifying whether to take action against pollution in Sliema and Gzira, Alternattiva Demokratika said.

It said that in a reply to a European parliamentary question by the European Greens on pollution in Sliema and Gzira, the EC said that it was verifying whether to take infringement procedures against the Maltese government.

This was because Malta has not yet submitted the required documentation on this issue. In a joint statement, AD chairman Arnold Cassola and former Sliema councillor Michael Briguglio said that both the Malta Environment and Planning Authority and the Public Transport Authority have been dragging their feet for too long on the issue, resulting in excessive traffic pollution in streets such as Manwel Dimech, Rue D'Argens and Mrabat, to the detriment of people's health.

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