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European Court of Justice condemns Spain for pollution in Madrid and Barcelona
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has condemned Spain for failing to ensure compliance with the European directive on air quality, approved in 2008 and applicable since 2010, allowing “systematically and continuously” the limit values for nitrogen dioxide emissions to be exceeded in Madrid and Barcelona between 2010 and 2018, and in the Baix Llobregat between 2010 and 2017. The 2008 directive establishes two limit values, one annual and the other hourly, and it is the former that the three areas have systematically failed to comply with, although in the case of the Spanish capital the hourly reference has also been exceeded.
The gypsum war rages in Spain
Spain is the largest gypsum quarry in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. The United States is the world leader, with 23 million tonnes per year, ahead of Iran and China, according to Statista. This is followed by Spain with 11 million, well ahead of Germany with 4.5 million and France with 1.9 million. Pladur, Knauf and Saint-Gobain are fighting for a market with eight other companies that are set to merge.
The Spanish Congress gives the green light to the trans law, which includes gender self-determination.
The text recognises the will of the person as the only requirement to change sex in the registry and in the case of minors under 16 and over 14 years of age, they will have to attend with their parents or guardians. The intervention of a judge will only be necessary for the change of registration when they are under 14 and over 12 years old. Children under 12 will not be able to change their sex in the registry, but they will be able to change their name in the DNI.
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