Air pollution

EU gives a week to countries to come up with clean air plans 

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Nine member states face fines if they don’t take steps to comply with the emission reduction they promised.


European citizens want a Europe beyond Coal

Friday 29 March 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

“People across Europe overwhelmingly want the health, environmental, and employment benefits that come with switching from dirty coal, oil and gas to a universally accessible, affordable and renewably powered energy system and energy efficiency”.


Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans 

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.


Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe 

Friday 15 February 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published at the end of January.


Quality of the air (EEA)

Sunday 14 January 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

Every year, the European Environment Agency publishes a report on air quality in Europe.


Air quality and mobility: Greenpeace ranks European cities

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | VoxEurop

Greenpeace has just published its first ranking of the most virtuous European cities in terms of mobility and the fight against air pollution.