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National reform plan identifies air quality issues in Slovakia

13. 10. 2020  |  category icon 1 Air

Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic presented the national reform plan titled "Modern and successful Slovakia" devised by the governmental analytic units. The document shall serve as basis for the recovery plan with aim to solve social and economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Minister Budaj commemorates the International Day of Clean Air

07. 09. 2020  |  category icon 2 Air

The United Nations designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air. On the occasion, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic brought attention to air pollution and its impact on human health as well as planned legislative changes and measures taken to improve air quality in Slovakia.

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No dramatic change in air quality in Europe as countries begin to ease lockdown

06. 07. 2020  |  category icon 3 Air

Data from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) shows lower concentrations of air pollutants in Europe counter to China, where the air quality regresses with the looser restrictions.

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How is the pandemic affecting air quality in the Czech Republic?

13. 05. 2020  |  category icon 4 Air

Czech Hydrometeorological Institute published a report on air quality during the first month since the state of emergency declaration in the Czech Republic. The report focused mainly on air pollution caused by NOx and particulate matter PM10.

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Concentrations of air pollutants in Slovakia decrease by 25 %

05. 05. 2020  |  category icon 5 Air

Strict measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 decreased the concentrations of air pollutants approx. by 25 %. Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) published an analysis on air pollutants concentrations development in the period of month before and after the quarantine measures, as well as compared the concentrations with previous years.

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Malopolska model sets an example of effective air quality management for EU member states

25. 02. 2020  |  category icon 6 Air

Since 2015 the Polish project Malopolska has been successfully implementing measures to improve the air quality thanks to the EU’s LIFE programme - funding instrument for the environment and climate action. In February, Malopolska team hosted good practices workshops in Krakow.

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Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic launched LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project

22. 01. 2020  |  category icon 7 Air

Slovak project on air quality improvement has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. The action plan was presented at the kick-off meeting, with the attendance of project partners and the State Secretary Mr. Norbert Kurilla,