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Air pollution linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths 

Bulgaria and Poland have the highest levels of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution. Air quality in Europe is improving, but pollution is still killing a lot of people. Fine particulate matter pollution caused 399,000 premature deaths in EU countries … Continue reading

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EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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Poland to curb imports of low-quality coal to fight air pollution 

Poland plans to curb imports of unsorted coal to improve the material its citizens use to warm their homes during winter and improve air quality in heavily polluted cities, the energy ministry said late on Wednesday. Cities such as fast-modernizing … Continue reading

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Luxembourg and much of Europe choke under freezing smog

Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday. A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog. In many … Continue reading

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Polish cities offer free transport to fight smog

The Polish capital offered free public transport on Monday to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and stop contributing to the world’s worst smog. The cities of Krakow and Kielce also announced similar incentives amid stifling pollution, reported … Continue reading

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Heavy smog hits Poland

The State Environment Protection Inspectorate says that air pollution in Poland continues to be well above the allowed EU norms. The situation has been worsening over the past days, with warnings issued in several regions of Poland not to stay … Continue reading

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Public transport in Warsaw free today amid pollution worries 

Warsaw City Hall on Thursday for the first time gave residents free access to public transport across the capital in a bid to reduce high air pollution. Warsaw Deputy Mayor Michał Olszewski said: “We urge residents to leave their cars … Continue reading

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Cities to EU: If you don′t act on air pollution, we will 

Ministers and mayors have signed a pact to increase cities’ efforts to tackle air pollution within the European Union. It comes as national European governments are poised to water down air pollution limits. Representatives of city governments across Europe signed … Continue reading

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