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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor

Croatian environmental activists 'SLAPP'ed with lawsuit

Investors are pressing legal charges against environmental activists for trying to halt the development of a luxury golf course near Dubrovnik. The lawsuit has no other purpose than to frighten NGOs into silence with a long, costly trial.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe
20 Mar 2018 Southern Europe

Poland is finally ready to fight smog

The quality of Polish air is among the worst in the world. Until recently, the country has been the only EU state without any regulations concerning domestic use of coal. But at last, the government has decided to face the problem.
Ada Petriczko recommended by Ada Petriczko NewsMavens, Poland
12 Mar 2018 Poland

UK's future is rubbish as China bans plastic imports

China has decided to cut down on millions of tons of plastic and other recyclables it receives every year. The move is turning global trade on its head and is bound to create waste mountains in the West. 
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
6 Mar 2018 United Kingdom

Yes Eastern Europe, there is life after coal

While most countries in Central and Eastern Europe cannot imagine a future without coal, the Czechs have started planning how mining regions could survive economically without the dirty fossil fuel. 
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
4 Mar 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Are forests in Estonia disappearing?

Although, over the past couple of years, more and more of Estonia's land has been deforested, officials don't acknowledge the problem. On paper, everything looks fine.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
1 Mar 2018 Estonia

Largest ever grass-roots air quality project in Flanders

Belgium is proud to host the biggest grass-roots science project in history. 20,000 people, led by the newspaper 'De Standaard', the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Environment Agency, will measure air pollution.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
1 Mar 2018 Belgium

Malta's building boom raises questions of cronyism

The Maltese government hired the private sector’s leading construction lobbyist as a consultant, paying him €19,000 to advise a minister on the property market.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
27 Feb 2018 Malta

Radioactive boar found in Romania 32 years after Chernobyl

In North-Eastern Romania, foresters have identified signs of radioactive contamination in a wild boar, thus raising questions about the state of the environment in Romania after the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NewsMavens, Romania
14 Feb 2018 Romania

Hungary, other EU nations face deadline for air pollution fix

Hungary and eight other EU nations have until the end of the week to prove they're taking effective steps to reduce air pollution - or else face the consequences.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
1 Feb 2018 Hungary

Close the tap, Slovakia

Slovakia, proud of its high-quality water, has propagated drinking from the tap in numerous media campaigns. Now, it turns out that some people should switch to bottles again.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Will Bulgaria sacrifice a national park to host a skiing resort?

Over the winter holidays, many Bulgarians repeatedly took to the streets of Sofia to protest against the destruction of Pirin National Park. What is the reason for the planned lodging? The authorities want to make way for skiing.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
5 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

We need to talk about Bonn

The Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, was a disappointment. Since the Paris Agreement, the sense of urgency has disappeared. We need new ambitious leaders. All eyes are on Poland.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
23 Nov 2017 Belgium

We are the forest -- Slovaks protect national treasure

Tens of thousands of people are protesting against the logging in national forests. They demand regulations, and are sick of the fact that for many companies wood is not a national resource but a commodity.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers. 
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
21 Nov 2017 Poland

Environmental apocalypse: European edition

Are we at the beginning of a never-ending series of deadly European storms? We can hypothesize that the frequency of storms will not increase. On the other hand, according to science, the storms that do occur may very well kill us.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
31 Oct 2017 Europe

Europe's Next Genocide: Bees

Bees could become extinct in Europe if the European Commission does not ban pesticides containing neonicotinoids.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
20 Oct 2017 Europe

The paling of Austrian Greens

While still not officially confirmed, it is only a matter of time until the announcement is made: after 31 years in opposition, The Greens will lose all of its seats in the Austrian parliament.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
18 Oct 2017 Austria

The Never-ending story of Italy’s biggest steel mill

The setting: Ilva di Taranto, Europe's largest steel mill. The characters: the mill owners and workers protesting layoffs. The supporting roles: the environment and public health. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
13 Oct 2017 Italy
Post-truth will out 2-6 Oct 2017

Post-truth will out

Yes, people today cherry-pick or ignore facts that are incompatible with their belief system. But doesn’t the expression “post-truth age” imply that we have completed an age of truth?
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