On Monday, Prishtina peaked the global air quality index rankings as the most polluted city in the world for its citizens’ exposure to hazardous levels of particulate matter.
As citizens breathe visibly hazardous air in Kosovo once again, institutional initiatives are not curbing the danger to public health, and the problem always leads back to lignite.
Panic aside, pollution in Kosovo is a year-round problem without a silver bullet. There are no shortcuts to dealing with it.
Two days of discussions at the extraordinary Kosovo Assembly session on air pollution concluded with a 19-point resolution.
Emergency measures were lifted Thursday evening, less than two days after the municipality introduced a ban on personal vehicular traffic in the city center to combat air pollution.