News in brief: Hungary’s air quality breach, surge of interest in Innovation Fund, soil strategy consultation

In other news this week: The ECJ finds Hungary guilty of persistent air quality breaches, the European Commission simplifies its Innovation Fund application procedure as the carbon market hits a record high, and launches a consultation on a soil strategy.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.