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February 6, 2019

Applications invited for Social Innovation Tournament 2019

The EIB Institute has invited the submission of proposals from social entrepreneurs working on education, health, environment, circular economy, employment, inclusion, and aging to take part in the Social Innovation…

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February 4, 2019

EU said to be considering carbon tax for Western Balkans

The EU is said to be considering the introduction of a carbon tax for the countries of the Western Balkans, David Žarković, head of open market trade at public power utility…

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January 30, 2019

AirVisual – an app increasingly used in the region to monitor air pollution

Much has been said about the effects – both good and bad – that smart devices have on the quality of life, but one app is certainly helping raise awareness…

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January 25, 2019

EC refers Slovenia to court for failure to transpose EPBD, warns Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece on Energy Efficiency Directive

The European Commission (EC) has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The…

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January 24, 2019

Slovenia, Bulgaria receive EUR 76 million in EU financing for cross-border power lines

EU Member States have approved EUR 48.2 million in aid under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to Slovenian transmission system operator (TSO) ELES for the construction of the first power…

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January 22, 2019

Applications invited for fourth Energy Community Summer School

The Energy Community Secretariat has launched the call for applications for the fourth Energy Community Summer School. The deadline is March 31, with 40 applicants to be selected for this…

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January 18, 2019

Hungary to launch climate finance instrument to support green transition in Western Balkans

The Hungarian Government has approved the establishment of the Western Balkans Green Center (WBGC), a new instrument to support green transition in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia….

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January 17, 2019

EIB launches public consultation on its energy lending policy

The European Investment Bank (EIB), one of the largest financiers of global energy infrastructure, has launched a new public consultation on financial and advisory support for the sector, to strengthen…

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January 16, 2019

How is Balkan region progressing on energy and climate plans?

Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Greece are among 7 EU member states that failed to submit drafts of their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) to the European Commission by the December…

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January 15, 2019

Taaleri, Masdar to set up JV to develop wind, solar projects in CEE

Taaleri Energia, a Finnish wind and solar developer and fund manager, and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, have signed an agreement today for the establishment of a joint…

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January 10, 2019

GIZ ORF-EE initiates yet another project on sustainable urban mobility in SEE countries

The GIZ ORF-EE project titled “Sustainable Urban Mobility in South-East European Countries II” (SUMSEEC II) was officially launched in December 2018. Prior to the launch, the GIZ Open Regional Fund…

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January 8, 2019

Applications for EUSEW 2019 Sustainable Energy Awards due by February 4

Nominations for this year’s edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards can be submitted online until February 4, 2019. The awards are part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW),…

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