Italy votes against as EU approves truck-emission cuts

Rome: EU ministers on Monday gave the final approval to a political agreement between the European Parliament and the European Council on targets for emissions cuts for heavy-duty vehicles despite Italy voting against.

Poland and Slovakia also voted against, while the Czech Republic abstained.

The regulation sets the target of a 45% cut in emissions by 2030, 65% by 2035, and 90% by 2040, on top of the 15% target for 2025 already envisaged in current legislation.

The targets will apply to trucks weighing over 7.5 tonnes and to private buses.