Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

My second piece for Euronews, this time on how EU law is helping to protect forests threatened by the combination of eroding democratic freedoms and the money that can be earned from logging.

At the beginning of the year, Poland started cutting a swathe through one of Europe’s most ancient forests, Białowieża, to block refugees with a 190-kilmometre wall along its border with Belarus.

“It’s five, almost six meters high. It goes down with concrete that is underground. And it has razor wire on the top,” said Augustyn Mikos from the environmental organisation Workshop For all Beings, one that has frequently come into conflict with the Polish government’s forestry policies.

Read the full article here.