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Air pollution in CEE has a high economic and human cost – Emerging Europe

Air quality in parts of Central and Eastern Europe is poor, and not enough is being done to tackle the problem. Poland is the worst offender. The Polish Economic Institute recently released staggering figures regarding the economic costs of air … Continue reading

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Heating woes fuel Balkan smog crisis

As winter grips the Balkans, the poor are caught in a cruel bind, being forced to light fires at home for heating while fuelling a pollution crisis smothering the region. In recent weeks, Balkan capitals from Belgrade Sarajevo to Skopje … Continue reading

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Air pollution a growing threat for North Macedonia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently ranked Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, as the third most polluted city in Europe. The organisation’s data shows that Skopje’s annual air pollution stood at 40 µg/m3 in 2018, 60 per cent higher … Continue reading

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Inside Skopje, Europe’s most polluted capital city

Every winter, the pollution in Skopje skyrockets to alarmingly high rates. In 2018, Skopje became the most polluted capital city in Europe, reaching the highest annual mean of PM 2.5, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tiny particles named … Continue reading

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Air pollution knocks almost one year off the average European’s life: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air daily, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That means 91% of the world’s population are living in places where air quality exceeds guideline limits. Air pollution is thought to directly … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Forces School Closures Across Macedonia

Macedonia’s government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to January 23 because of extremely high levels of air pollution in many cities across the country. The government said in a statement on January 20 that the … Continue reading

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Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution

Macedonian authorities have made public transport temporarily free for all in the capital Skopje, as part of a batch of emergency measures to fight high air pollution levels. The government said Monday that pollution in Skopje was recorded at more … Continue reading

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Macedonian capital offers free transport to fight pollution 

Municipal authorities in Macedonia’s heavily polluted capital are offering residents free use of public transport to reduce the use of cars. Concentrations of toxic airborne particles in Skopje have been about 20 times above safe levels for the past 10 … Continue reading

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