Poland will spend EUR7.2bn to fight smog

Smog in Warsaw, Poland (Radek Kołakowski, CC BY)

Bulgaria’s population decreased by 416,000 in 10 years

Ukraine’s Boryspil airport to handle 12.55m passengers in 2018

Poland

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 50,000 Poles die every year due to illness caused by a polluted air. The Polish government announced it will fight smog with greater effort and informed that over the next 10 years it will spend up to PLN30bn (EUR7.2bn) on the “Stop Smog” plan.

The Polish Radio reports that the money will help finance “home insulation and eco-friendly heating systems to cut hazardous emissions”.

The portal also notices that in early March 2018 the cabinet adopted a bill under which a ban will be imposed on sales of poor-quality coal for heating homes. According to the new laws, anyone flouting the ban will face a fine of up to EUR120,000 or up to three years in jail. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki explained that 33 most polluted Polish cities will “gain their own dedicated program aimed at reducing the impact of smog”.

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Bulgaria

During the last 10 years the population of Bulgaria has decreased by more than 416,000 people – Novinite.com informs. The portal comments it’s “approximately the size of the Burgas District”. According to the data from Eurostat, in 2017 the population of the country was 7,101,859, whereas in 2007 it was 7,518,000.

The National Statistical Institute (NSI) of Bulgaria points out that the negative demographic trend will continue in the following years. According to its projections, in 2020 the population will fall below 7 million (to 6.9 million). In 2040 there will be 6 million of Bulgarians, in 2045 – 5.9 million and in 2050 – 5.8 million.

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Ukraine

The Interfax informs that the state-owned Boryspil International Airport in Kiev plans to increase its capacity in 2018. According to the financial plan, in 2018 the airport will handle 12.55 million of passengers, 19 per cent more than in 2017. In details – the airport wants to boost passenger flow on international routes by 16.8 per cent (to 11.3 million of passangers) and on domestic routes – by 42.7 per cent (to 1.24 million).

Also, Boryspil airport plans to serve 101,466 flights (up 16 per cent y/y). The number of international flights planned is 89,363 (up 17.6 per cent y/y).

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,828.34 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 8,926.03 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.09 per cent d/d and up 8.09 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 37,971.57 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 38,330.37 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.94 per cent d/d and up 18.27 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,805.03 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 1,788.64 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s down 0.91 per cent d/d and down 3.78 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1,031.40 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 1,035.32 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.38 per cent d/d and up 32.03 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,254.82 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 1,261.51 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.53 per cent d/d and up 12.79 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 701.52 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 706.77 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.75 per cent d/d and up 25.06 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,124.03 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 1,131.78 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.69 per cent d/d and up 15.06 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 345.13 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 346.17 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.30 per cent d/d and up 12.03 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 660.64 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 661.06 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and up 0.68 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,773.49 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 1,788.83 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 0.86 per cent d/d and up 71.13 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,271.93 index points Wednesday, April 11th to 2,306.44 index points Thursday, April 12th. It’s up 1.52 per cent d/d and up 4.17 per cent y/y.

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