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Kosova e Re power purchase agreement challenged at Energy Community

14 May 2019 - Kosovar and international non-governmental organizations have filed an official complaint to the Energy Community’s (EnC)...

Macedonian activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize

30 April 2019 - The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced six recipients of the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize, the...

FBiH Parliament approves Tuzla 7 guarantee despite Energy Community objection

08 March 2019 - The House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)...

Energy Community Secretariat urges Parliament to postpone decision on Tuzla 7 guarantee

26 February 2019 - The Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat has urged the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and...

Western Balkan coal power plants are health, economic liability for entire Europe – environmental organizations

19 February 2019 - Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic...

Ne Davimo Beograd initiative: Decision on contents of waste incinerator study annulled

22 January 2019 - Following a complaint filed by the Ne Davimo Beograd initiative, the Government of Serbia has...

RDF-burning CHP plant project given go-ahead

12 December 2018 - The Bulgarian government has given the green light to the managing authority of Operational Programme...

Extending feed-in tariffs risks turning public opinion against renewable energy

11 December 2018 - Author: Pippa Gallop, Research Coordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network One of the main factors driving the...

EIB issues first Sustainability Awareness Bond as Bankwatch urges it to shift away from fossil fuels

07 September 2018 - Just as the European Investment Bank (EIB), heavily present in South-East Europe (SEE), issued its...

Promises for coal jobs in southeastern Europe greatly exaggerated – study

29 June 2018 - Proponents of coal have overall claimed that 10,030 jobs would be maintained and 17,600 new...

Petition handed to EBRD calling on IFIs to drop “destructive hydropower in the Balkans”

26 June 2018 - Representatives from the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save the continent’s last...

Study: Who is financing hydropower projects in protected areas in Southeast Europe

20 March 2018 - Out of the 2,112 planned or operational hydropower projects across southeast Europe (SEE) since 2005,...

European-financed small hydropower plants damaging pristine Balkan

Study: European-financed small hydropower plants damaging pristine Balkan

20 December 2017 - Eight hydropower projects in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia financed with European public money have damaged...

Reducing air pollution from TPPs in Western Balkans

Reducing air pollution from TPPs in Western Balkans could save thousands of lives

14 December 2017 - While ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo are...

What will it take to make Balkan leaders realise new coal plants are a liability, not a gold mine?

15 June 2017 - Author:  Pippa Gallop, Research Co-ordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network In April this year, the EU proved that...

Small is not (always) beautiful: small hydro development in the Western Balkans

22 February 2017 - By Igor Vejnović, Hydropower Policy Officer, CEE Bankwatch Network It has long been recognized that...

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