Coal plant SO2 emissions in Western Balkans

SO2 emissions in Western Balkans coal plants six times above limit in 2019

23 June 2020 - There was no improvement last year on air pollution from lignite-fired industrial facilities reported to...

N. Macedonia mulling coal phaseout

N. Macedonia is first country in Western Balkans mulling coal phaseout before 2030

24 February 2020 - North Macedonia’s government has approved the Energy Development Strategy until 2040 which makes it the...

EIB

EIB adopts new energy lending policy, to stop financing fossil fuel projects from end-2021

15 November 2019 - The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Board of Directors has agreed on a new energy lending...

Court halts expansion of largest coal mine in Romania following Bankwatch appeal

25 October 2019 - A Bucharest court has blocked an expansion of Rosia, the largest coal mine in Romania...

Western Balkans subsidies small hydropower

Western Balkans urged to end subsidies for destructive small hydropower – report

25 September 2019 - The European Commission and the Energy Community need to play a role in ending state...

Just transition post-coal jobs

Just transition report looks into post-coal job prospects in Romania’s Jiu Valley

23 September 2019 - NGOs Greenpeace and Bankwatch Romania have launched a new report outlining scenarios for the just...

civil society renewables support Serbia

Let the sunshine in, say civil society groups

10 July 2019 - Author: Igor Vejnović, Hydropower Coordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network Eight civil society organisations last week submitted...

North Macedonia small hydropower plant

Complaint submitted to EnC against North Macedonia over small hydropower plants

03 July 2019 - Environmental groups Eko-Svest and CEE Bankwatch Network have filed a complaint to the Energy Community...

air pollution Tuzla

Independent report: Air pollution caused 136 premature deaths in Tuzla in 2018

25 June 2019 - Air pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was twice the legal limit on two thirds...

Court cancels environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant

30 May 2019 - The Banja Luka District Court has canceled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW...

EBRD tightens environmental, disclosure standards for all hydropower projects

22 May 2019 - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has unveiled its new good governance policies...

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

21 May 2019 - Ana Colovic Lesoska, executive director at the Center for environmental research and information Eko-svest from...

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