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Blog entry | June 16, 2017

Almost all the countries in the Balkan region are planning to build new coal power plants, but there has been virtually no mention of the need for them to comply with new pollution standards.

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Press release | June 16, 2017

JEJU, SOUTH KOREA. Grassroots movements, non-government organizations and civil society networks across Asia and the rest of the world expressed “strong disappointment and disagreement” today to the Energy Sector Strategy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is holding its 2nd Annual Board of Governors Meeting in Jeju, South Korea.

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Press release | June 14, 2017

Almost none of the new coal power plants planned in the Western Balkans will meet new, stricter EU pollution standards, according to a new analysis by CEE Bankwatch Network, released today.

Download the analysis as pdf.

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Blog entry | June 12, 2017

Unsuccessful in making a coal power plant reduce abhorrent pollution levels, the village of Golemo Selo, Bulgaria is trying to “move” to a new municipality, hoping to have more say in matters concerning its citizens’ health and livelihoods.

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Blog entry | June 8, 2017

Levels of particulate matter (fine dust) in Rosia de Jiu, Romania were up to 20 times above the limit suggested by the World Health Organisation, show the results of our independent monitoring.

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