A report on the state of the environment in Europe will be published on 4 December

News 2019-11-29, Finnish Environment Institute
The European Environment Agency EEA will publish ‘The European environment — state and outlook 2020’ report on 4th of December. This will be the sixth edition of the report. The report reviews the state, trends and future outlooks of environmental policy and the environment in Europe in relation to the global state of the environment every five years.

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Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated

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