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When Ursula von der Leyen ascended to the Presidency of the European Commission in December 2019, one policy dominated above all others, the European Green Deal.  This ambitious plan aims to bring the EU to net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the bloc’s commitments under the Paris Agreement, whilst also generating a sustainable economic growth model where ‘no…

For several weeks thousands of French citizens have been protesting on the streets of Paris and all around the country against President Macron’s plan to further increase the tax on gasoline. The aim is allegedly is to deter the use of fossil fuels that create CO2 emissions and thus contribute to intensifying climate change. The…

Krakow is perhaps the most famous city in Poland. Its history, beauty and architecture attract thousands of tourists and students annually. However, all its splendour is being clouded by microparticles which float in the air, invisible to the eye but toxic, and which penetrate surreptitiously into the body, causing serious damage to the health of those who inhale them. Can you imagine a child (or anyone else, for that matter) smoking 2,000 cigarettes a year?

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