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EBRD cancels the construction of HPP in Mavrovo park

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) cancelled the construction of Boškov most hydropower plant in the Mavrovo national park in Macedonia. The value of the project, announced in 2011., was EUR 84 million. The ecological organization Eko-svest together with  experts, ecologists and activists were committed from the very beginning to opposing the hydropower […]
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ETNAR project team meeting held in Zagreb

ETNAR project team held a meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, from January 10th – 12th , 2017 to evaluate the results of the project and the last 4 years of joint work in the Balkan region. The project ends this January so we took the opportunity to make an evaluation in preparation for the final report. […]
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Workshop and field visit: Lobbying environmental authorities to strengthen water protection from mining activities in the municipality of Makedonska Kamenica, 18th – 19 th November 2016

On November 18th – 19th, DEM organized a 2-day event in Makedonska Kamenica: a one-day public discussion about the activities of the Sasa lead and zinc mine that have led to industrial discharge being released into Lake Kalimanci, and a field trip to the mine. The field trip helped us to identify areas in the […]
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Public forum in Ohrid

Together with the citizens for Ohrid Lake and Galichica, ETNAR project partner DEM organised a Public forum in Ohrid on 4th November 2016. The goal of the event was to hear and to gather citizens’ opinions about the planned projects and the campaign against those projects which are harmful to Ohrid Lake and Galichica National […]
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Albanians protest law allowing refuse imports for recycling

TIRANA, Oct 1 Several thousand Albanians protested in the capital on Saturday to demand Prime Minister Edi Rama scrap a law allowing waste imports for recycling that has revived fears the country could become Europe’s refuse dump. Rama angered environmentalists last week by reinstating the legislation in a bid to prop up the country’s flagging […]
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Who is responsible? – Public campaign for improvement of transparency and accountability of public institutions responsible for environmental protection and management of natural resources in Southwest Serbia

From July 2015 to August 2016 NGO “Prijatelji Brodareva” implemented a project called “Responsible to yourself – towards a more accountable and transparent natural resources management in Southwest Serbia”, financed through the ETNAR project sub-granting scheme. One of the key objectives of the project was to improve transparency and accountability of public institutions responsible for […]
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Sustainable and responsible management of rural water supply systems in Kakanj municipality

In the period from June 15th 2015 to June 15th 2016, ETNAR sub-grantee “Alternative” Kakanj successfully implemented a project called “Sustainable and responsible management of rural water supply systems”. The overall goal of the project was to establish sustainable and responsible management of water supply systems and household waste water removal systems in rural areas […]
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Repeated open call for tenders for the policy environmental analysis in Turkey

Zelena akcija – FOE Croatia is announcing a repeated open call for tenders under the project Advocacy NGOs networks for sustainable use of energy and natural resources in the Western Balkans and Turkey – ETNAR (IPA-CSF-2014-351-683, EU funded IPA CSF project) Tender for the policy environmental analysis in Turkey Who can apply – environmental and […]
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Balkan Youth Climate Movement camp 2016

Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia organised a regional event ‘Balkan Youth Climate Movement’ camp from July 25th until July 31st 2016 in the Solar Academy on the Island of Šolta, near Split, in Croatia. The purpose of the week-long camp for over 40 young people from Western Balkans and Turkey was to educate and […]
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Oil in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Wealth or a Curse?

In recent years, there has been a lot of speculation about oil in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as on the state gaining billions from oil business. But what does all this bring to the local communities? Will such activities lead to contamination of drinking water? To pose these and similar questions, the Coalition for […]