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Equal Times | July 2, 2014

Levels of corruption in south-east Europe are notoriously high – especially in the energy sector.

Energy Post | June 30, 2014

High-level corruption in the energy sector is seriously affecting countries in seven countries in South Eastern Europe, according to the study Winners and Losers: Who Benefits from High Level Corruption in the South East Europe Energy Sector?.

Balkan Insight | June 30, 2014

Rampant corruption has raised costs, wasted opportunities for sustainable energy and distorted the market, says a new report by a group for environmental NGOs.

EurActiv | June 30, 2014

A new wave of coal plants in aspirant EU member states, authorised by the Energy Community, risk breaching EU pollution limits if they proceed according to their stated plans, an EU law firm says.

EUObserver | June 30, 2014

Friday's (27 June) gathering of EU ministers is the second time this month to discuss, among other things, Europe’s supply of natural gas.

EU Observer | June 27, 2014

Friday's (27 June) gathering of EU ministers is the second time this month to discuss, among other things, Europe’s supply of natural gas.

EurActiv | June 24, 2014

From Croatia to Montenegro, shady energy deals plague the region’s economy, according to a report to be published today (24 June) during the European Commission's Sustainable Energy Week.

europolitics | June 23, 2014

The EU’s plans to import gas via gas pipelines or liquefied natural gas (LNG) are not only contrary to its long-term climate objectives but also unjustified in the context of the European Commission's predictions in terms of energy demand.

The Balkanist | June 3, 2014

As details trickle out about the costs of the tragic floods affecting Serbia, the costs to the energy sector are estimated at 100 million euros at Kolubara alone. This highlights the fact that such a centralized lignite-dependent system, as well as its human and environmental costs, is far from resilient in the face of serious weather events, which will soon become the norm.

La Vanguardia | May 20, 2014

El presidente del Banco Europeo de Reconstrucción y Desarrollo (BERD), Suma Chakrabarti, dijo hoy en Varsovia que la institución se involucrará en apoyar las reformas en Ucrania, después de que ayer firmase con el Gobierno de Kiev un pacto anticorrupción que acelerará los cambios en el país.