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European Union Office in Kosovo European Union Special Representative in Kosovo
Despite progress in recent years, several air quality standards are still widely exceeded in the
European Union’s most densely populated areas, especially from pollutants such as particulate
matter, ground-level ozone, and nitrogen dioxide.
From the sixties to the eighties, thousands of radioactive lightning rods (lightning conductors)
were installed in the former Yugoslavia. This was under the mistaken assumption that the
higher energy of gamma emitters would make the rods work better.
In Kosovo, an EU rural grant scheme is allowing a meat processing company to bring its
operations into line with the highest international standards, so that it can sell its products
more widely abroad – and can compete better at home against imports.