Deadly Pollution May Be Price for New Jobs in Greece

Money from the EU for new coal plants contradicts its plans to reduce air pollution.
A truck driving by smokestacks. Air pollution in Greece is a mounting issue following the construction of new coal-fired energy plants.
FE_Greece_01 Source: Anna Pantelia

The belching smokestacks of Ptolemaida’s coal-fired energy plant are a sign of opportunity for Greeks who lost their jobs after the country’s financial meltdown in 2007. For many others, however, they’re a symbol of the European Union’s

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