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World Bank drops funding for hydropower project in Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia

The World Bank withdrew its funding for one of the two big hydropower projects inside Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia. This is another important win for the protection of Balkan rivers from the destruction by the hydro lobby. About 2700 new dams are currently projected between Slovenia and Albania and major international banks are the […]
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Activist performance calls on citizens of Montenegro to support protest against air polution in Pljevlja

Activists of NGO “Breznica” from Pljevlja organised a performance in a number of Montenegrin cities, calling on their citizens to support a protest against air pollution in Pljevlja, scheduled for December 22nd. Wearing white overalls and gas masks, and even utilising an air raid siren, they once again tried to draw public attention to the […]
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The development of municipal energy: how local governments can promote decentralized energy projects?

Yesterday, December 10, 2015, at the climate summit in Paris a discussion was held organized by the global organization ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), and two advisory institutions of the European Union – Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the subject: “the development of municipal energy: how local […]
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Macedonia urged to suspend controversial hydropower project

Strasbourg, Skopje, Prague – In the latest blow to planned hydropower dam in Macedonia’s Mavrovo National Park, the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention, the European wildlife treaty, added today (4 December) its voice to growing calls to reconsider this reckless project. The spotlight is now on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), […]
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An initial meeting on the Feasibility Study for the Bird Sensitivity Map held in Podgorica

As part of the project “Improving implementation of nature protection standards in wind farms projects”, implemented by the Centre for Protection and Research of Birds – CZIP within the ETNAR  sub-granting scheme, on December 4th 2015 a meeting on the  Feasibility Study for a Map of sensitive areas was held in the EU Info Centre. […]
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Regional networking for sustainable natural resources management in Southwest Serbia

Civil society in Southwest Serbia lacks the capacities to act as a defender of public interest in their local communities. Insufficient technical and expert knowledge combined with administrative barriers for participation in environmental decision making processes leads towards unsatisfying impact of CSOs on natural resources protection. Joint efforts and better networking are needed.   Having […]
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Training on “Organization of public campaigns” held in Berane, Montenegro

In Berane, in the premises of the local Aarhus Centre, a training was held on “The organization of public campaigns”, as one of the activities within the project “SWAM – Sustainable WAter use in Black Sea Basin in Montenegro” implemented by NGO “North Land”. Funds for the implementation of the said project were provided by […]
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Hydropower plant „Medna“ creates one million KM loss

Hydro-power plant “Medna”, currently being built in the very vicinity of the Sana river springs, will not have any financial benefits for the community, showed an economic study created within “River Sana – Park of Nature” project, which is financially supported by ETNAR. The study, created by an independent economics expert, clearly shows that HPP […]
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Kelag destroys in Bosnia-Herzegovina one of the last habitats for the Huchen in Europe

  Banja Luka, Vienna, Radolfzell, November 27, 2015. The energy company Kelag is about to destroy one of the most important river sections for the endangered Huchen (Hucho hucho) in Europe. This has been brought to public attention by environmentalists and scientists at a press conference in Banja Luka today, organized in the context of […]
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Whole periodic table of chemical elements hovering in the air above Pljevlja

What follows is a press release by NGO “Breznica”, an ETNAR sub-grantee (Environmental campaign “Coal Kills”), issued on the occasion of enormous air pollution in Pljevlja, which was measured at 1100% above the maximum permissible concentration (MPC): The situation this year has once more become alarming and more than worrying and therefore we again seek […]