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Winter smog across Balkans prompts protests calling for change

Widespread reliance on coal and wood fires has a severe impact on air quality, but this year, more people across region seek government action.

Winter smog is an annual misery across the Balkans region of Europe.

Widespread reliance on coal and wood fires has a severe impact on air quality.

But this year, a growing number of citizens across the region are taking to the streets to demand government action.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports.