11 Jun, 2016 @ 12:44
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Spain to close 26 coal mines by 2018 following EU approval

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coal plantSPAIN has announced it will close 26 coal mines by 2018.

The government won EU approval to spend €2.13 billion on the closures, which will cover production losses and support laid-off workers with severance payments and social security benefits.

While the move has brought protests from some miners, the EU commission remains committed to reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions, a quarter of which comes from coal.  

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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