Rail Investment in the Kraków-Zakopane corridor

The European Commission has approved an investment of over €234 million from the  cohesion fund to upgrade almost 117km of the Skawina-Zakopane railway line in Southern Poland.  The project will improve the quality, efficiency and safety of railway transport between the towns of Skawina and Zakopane, and more generally on the Kraków-Zakopane corridor. Commissioner for…

Stop Overfishing! Climate Emergency

More than 50 scientists have signed a statement calling for action by the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states to end overfishing “as an urgent and necessary response to biodiversity and climate crises”.  The scientists are urging the EU to set fishing limits within scientific advice, and recognise that “ecosystem-based fisheries management is critical to…

Managing Waste Disposal During the Pandemic

The European Commission has published guidelines to support Member States in their waste management in these difficult times of coronavirus.  The continuity in providing those services also during the coronavirus crisis is crucial for our health, for the environment, and for the economy.  Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “In this unprecedented crisis, we…