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The dirty secret in Sofia's backyard Pollution from coal dust in Pernik, Bulgaria is much worse at night as Bankwatch’s dust monitoring shows. The most polluted town in Europe remains a hazard to peoples’ health. Image: Smokestacks in Pernik in front of a twon submerged in smog.
Vote now for the worst fossil fuel subsidies in Europe Exposing the hypocrisy of European governments and institutions promising to tackle climate change while at the same time funding fossil fuels.
The EU budget: Unlocking a new vision for Europe The key to unlocking a more inspiring and politically winnable New Vision for a strong Europe may well be the next European budget. A person seen from behind stands at dawn in a natural landscape.
Protestors take to Kyiv to demand action from agribusiness giant More than 70 people from communities affected by MHP operations brought concerns about the company's encroachment on their lands.
Under heavy skies: dire results from first independent pollution monitoring A report back from Pljevlja reveals dangerous levels in of particulate matter in the town nearest Montenegro's only lignite power plant

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Countries in south-eastern Europe are strategic partner countries for the EU's energy sector. They also have high ambitions for coal power.

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The Southern Gas Corridor, a system of mega-pipelines meant to bring gas from the Caspian region to Europe, is unnecessary in light of gas demand projections but will boost Azerbaijan's dictatorial regime and cause damage to local communities and the environment.

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Hydropower in Georgia

In Georgia's staggering mountains, a largely unexploited hydropower potential has attracted private investors, the Georgian government and international lenders. Many hydropower projects pose risks for locals that are largely being underestimated or ignored.

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