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Forest fires in Mediterranean and the Western Balkans


4.8.2021 – As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods. Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France are being sent to affected areas in Italy to start firefighting [...]

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Poland vows to keep logging ancient forest despite EU court ruling

POLAND forest

2.8.2017- Poland said on Monday it would press on with logging the country’s primeval Bialowieza forest in defiance of an injunction by the European Union’s top court, saying it needed to cut down trees to defeat insect pests. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ordered Poland last week to immediately stop large-scale logging in the [...]

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