13 July 2021 - Even though people around Serbia are increasingly protesting Rio Tinto’s plan to open a jadarite mine, the British-Australian miner is in talks with the government on expanding the project.
16 June 2021 - Vladimir Stevanović has told Balkan Green Energy News that there is no doubt that the mine would cause more harm than good.
07 June 2021 - Vučić hinted at holding a local referendum on letting Rio Tinto mine lithium. Activist Marija Alimpić said 36 families already sold their properties and left.
13 April 2021 - Jadar Lithium is due to start geological research on April 17. The residents of nine Požega villages are against drilling for lithium.
06 April 2021 - The protest is organized by the Defend the Rivers of Mt. Stara Planina movement and backed by a total of 45 organizations.
05 March 2021 - Rio Tinto plans to start building a mine in western Serbia in 2022 and complete it in 2026 despite residents' discontent.