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17 June 2009

Balkans – source, transit and destination for human trafficking

Author: Focus News Agency

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The Balkan states are seen as source, transit, and a destination point for men, women, and children. The report says the governments in the region make efforts to fight...

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10 December 2008

South east Europe's leaders urged to ditch oil, lignite and grasp renewables

Author: CEE Bankwatch

...[N]on-governmental organisations from six south east European countries…called on regional decision-makers to stop using the Energy Community of South East Europe…process as a vehicle to promote climate-damaging oil and lignite projects…[T]he...

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26 November 2008

Protestors end Macedonia refinery blockade

Author: Balkan Insight

Local residents who blocked the OKTA crude oil refinery…in a pollution protest have agreed…to withdraw from the refinery's entrance…after the Government…showed the deal…with OKTA envisaging the placement of two pollution measurement stations near the...

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25 November 2008

Macedonia acts on ‘toxic air’ protests

Author: Balkan Insight

Macedonia’s Government has reached a deal with [OKTA] crude oil refinery on placing pollution measuring stations around the site amid protests by local residents…The setting up of measurement stations will begin as soon as possible…But local residents...

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20 November 2008

Protest at Macedonia refinery over 'toxic air'

Author: Balkan Insight

…[A] group of residents living near the OKTA oil refinery in Skopje have blockaded the factory’s entrance claiming to have been poisoned by toxic gases for years…They complain of high emissions of toxic sulphur dioxide gases…that have affected their...

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20 November 2008

Protest at Macedonia refinery over 'toxic air'

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12 November 2008

Macedonian town sues state for pollution

Author: Balkan Insight

Macedonia’s central town of Veles is suing the state for allowing 30 years of continuous pollution from the town's lead and zinc smelter…[T]he town demands damages for the pollution caused by the smelter, as well as guarantees that the smelter will...

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1 October 2008

Food poisoning widens in Macedonia

Author: Balkan Insight

Another hundred people have asked for medical care in Skopje taking the number of people thought to have come down with suspected food poisoning to 160…More than 30 of them have been hospitalised for further medical treatment…[T]he state’s sanitation...

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1 October 2008

Macedonia trade union disputes labour law

Author: Balkan Insight

Macedonia’s biggest trade union has taken the recently adopted labour law before the Constitutional Court, complaining about tighter regulations regarding worker’s rights…The union is mostly irritated to the changes that give greater freedom to the...

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29 September 2008

70 ill in Macedonia food poisoning

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