Transboundary air pollution balance in the new integrated European environment

J.K. Kaldellis, Konstantinos Chalvatzis, Georgios Spyropoulos

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Ten out of the 12 new EU members, used to belong to the so-called “former eastern block”, with a post WWII environmental policy radically different from the tendencies followed in Western Europe. The lack of conservation regulations has resulted in a rather harmful industrialization, regarding natural resources and environmental quality. While airpollution transfer is a phenomenon of transboundary level, there is a particular interest in examining the contribution of the new EU member states to the environmental pressure faced by the older member states and vice versa. The current study utilises the official data for almost 20 years published by the European Monitoring and Evaluation Program concerning the transboundary transfer of NOx and SO2 in order to analyse the situation and discuss the present and future environmental policy regarding airpollution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-733
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Science & Policy
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Air pollution
  • EMEP
  • EU-15
  • European Union
  • NOx
  • SO2
  • transboundary transfer
  • air quality
  • article
  • environmental impact
  • environmental monitoring
  • environmental protection
  • industrialization
  • policy
  • priority journal
  • Western Europe

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