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June 11, 2019

GIZ ORF-EE helps create regional expert pool to support development of SUMPs

A SUMP Boot Camp was organized in Podgorica, Montenegro in late May to create a regional expert pool that will support the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in…

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June 6, 2019

Countries with Europe’s best quality bathing water revealed

Just ahead of summer vacations, the European Commission has released a report on the quality of bathing water in EU member states plus Albania and Switzerland. The latest annual European…

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June 5, 2019

World Environment Day: Air pollution causes nearly 5,000 premature deaths in 19 Western Balkan cities

Air pollution is directly responsible for up to one in five premature deaths in 19 Western Balkan cities, suggest preliminary results from a report led by the United Nations Environment…

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June 4, 2019

Ministers on region’s energy transition: Countries have right to choose their own energy mix

Energy, economy, and foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Republika Srpska (an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Serbia believe that energy knows no borders, which requires regional cooperation,…

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June 3, 2019

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

The 15th Regional Summer School on Energy and Climate Planning will be held in the Ethno Village Čardaci in the Vitez municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina from August 18 to…

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May 27, 2019

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

The Greens claimed their best ever result in the European Parliament (EP) elections held over the weekend, in what is seen as voters’ call for climate action. The Greens/EFA group,…

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May 24, 2019

Smart city concept: digitalization, e-mobility, renewables, smart grids

Urban sprawl requires and is driving a smart city transformation, according to the main messages of the Smart City SEE19 international conference held in Belgrade. The smart city concept is…

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May 24, 2019

Energy Community contracting parties must speed up reforms to meet market coupling deadlines – report

The pace of reforms in the WB6 region overall must be accelerated if market coupling is to take place within the time horizon foreseen. The establishment of a legal framework…

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May 22, 2019

EBRD tightens environmental, disclosure standards for all hydropower projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled its new good governance policies after conducting public consultations across 8 cities, including Belgrade, Serbia. According to its new Environmental…

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May 22, 2019

International Day for Biological Diversity: Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

Eagles and falcons face extinction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while endangered species in the country include the lynx, the wolf, and the brown bear. Olive trees are threatened by construction…

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May 21, 2019

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall named new president of Eurelectric

Vattenfall President and CEO Magnus Hall has been appointed new president of Eurelectric for the next two years, according to press releases from the Sweden-based energy company and the pan-European…

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May 21, 2019

Speaking to IFIs may be only way for environmental activists to convey message to right address

Ana Colovic Lesoska, executive director at the Center for environmental research and information Eko-svest from Skopje, is one of six winners of the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize, a first for…

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