Balkan cities are among those with the most polluted air in Europe. The issue is aggravated by the slow reaction of the institutions. A dossier by OBCT
News and interviews
16 January 2019
Last December, Sarajevo was the most polluted capital in the world. What are the main causes of pollution in the Bosnian capital? An interview with Anes Podić, coordinator of Eko Akcija
15 January 2019
Despite some timid positive signals, Sofia remains one of Europe's most polluted capitals – a problem made worse only by the slow reaction of the city's institutions
28 December 2018
Macedonia's capital has been declared the most polluted in Europe – a sad record, consequence of bad policies and a chronic lack of long-term vision
The European Data Journalism Network, data-driven journalism network which includes OBCT, published the report "One degree warmer ”, which analyses 100 million meteorological data related to 558 European cities, including the Balkan cities cited in this dossier.
It is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. Home to a large industrial district during socialist Yugoslavia, it then suffered the devastating consequences of the NATO bombing in 1999. From our archives, a video-reportage from the Serbian town of Pančevo.