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World Bank and the Malopolska Region jointly work against smog image

The Malopolska Region is not alone in the fight for clean air in the region. Once again, the efforts of our region have been recognized internationally. Following the LIFE project, the Malopolska Region has now become a partner of the World Bank and the European Commission in the implementation of the “Catching-up Regions” project which aims at helping to eliminate smog. Within the project, the Malopolska Region has been already visited by the World Bank experts: Ashok Sarkar and Anand Subbiah. In order to better understand the problem of smog, they visited several municipalities in the region: Wadowice, Jordanów and Maków Podhalański. They also talked with the representatives of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow. This week, experts will ...

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LIFE project during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels image

It was a great day for the Malopolska Region during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. On October 12, Mr. Tomasz Pietrusiak – Deputy Director of the Environment Department of the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region was pleased to present the LIFE Project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. This is the best integrated project of all of the 39 from across the EU which were submitted in the competition in 2015. Mr. Tomasz was invited by the European Commission, we are glad that other countries can benefit from the experience of the Malopolska Region! Pictures from the event

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Complaint filed by the European Commission against Poland regarding infringement of the CAFE Directive image

The European Commission filed a complaint against Poland at the Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 June concerning the requirements of Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on air quality and cleaner air for Europe (CAFE – Clean Air for Europe). Poland has time until September 1 to prepare a reply to the allegations of the European Commission. In the complaint, the Commission proposes to state that Poland failed to fulfill its obligations by: exceeding, from 2007 to 2013, the daily limit values for PM10 in 35 air quality zones (including 9 zones in which the situation has not improved over the years), failure to adopt appropriate measures in Air Quality Plans aiming at the shortest possible ...

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LIFE integrated project in Malopolska officially started! standard

In the presence of the authorities of the Malopolska Region, the European Commission, invited guests and partners in the Polish Aviation Museum was held kick-off meeting for LIFE integrated project to improve air quality in the Malopolska region. Thanks to the determination of more than 50 municipalities of Malopolska and financial support from the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow, it was possible to run the project, which aims to accelerate the implementation of the Air Quality Plan. It was officially announced that the Silesian Region joined the project, making it possible to undertake common sub-regional actions and initiatives. Christian Strasser from LIFE Unit presented the expectations of the European Commission against the LIFE integrated projects which are a new instrument for the ...

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Invitation for LIFE IP kick-off meeting standard

On 22 June 2016 will take place the official kick-off meeting of the LIFE IP Malopolska. The conference will be held in the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow, John Paul II avenue 39. To participate in the conference, please contact Małgorzata Musielok, e-mail: malgorzata.musielok@umwm.pl or by phone +48126303594. The conference will be held in Polish and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided. Conference Agenda 10:00 Registration. 10:30 Welcome – Jacek Krupa, Marshal of the Małopolska Region. 10:45 Opening keynote – Urszula Nowogórska, President of the Regional Parliament of Małopolska. Session 1 11:00 Expectations of the European Commission towards LIFE integrated projects – Christian Strasser, LIFE Unit, European Commission. 11:20 Air quality policy in the European Union – Wilhelmus de Wilt, Air Unit, European Commission. ...

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Promotion of LIFE IP Malopolska in Budapest standard

On 19 May 2016 at the invitation of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of the Małopolska Region were attended at a conference on LIFE integrated projects organized in Budapest. The aim of the meeting was to present the experience of Małopolska Region and the German Hesse Region in successfully applying for funds from the LIFE program. The conference was attended by representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture headed by András Rácz, Deputy State Secretary of Environment Affairs, but also the Ministry of National Development, government agencies, regions and organizations that are potential beneficiaries of the LIFE programme in the field of air protection and water management. Experiences of the Małopolska Region in the preparation of the proposal for the LIFE program presented Tomasz ...

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere