If the EU cannot even enforce the most simple task of reducing air pollution, who seriously believes it is going to do anything about the climate crisis? Lobbyists and the EU political elite will be celebrating big again on the weekend. Progress in improving air quality across Europe has almost come to a complete stop , according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). There have been minor improvements in NO2 emissions, which were at the centre of the Dieselgate scandal, but overall levels are still a problem. Yet the biggest concern is fine particles concentrations (PM2.5), which reduced steadily between 2000 and 2014 but have not decreased since then.