September 4, 2018
International commercial and public banks have been bankrolling a wave of hydropower projects across Southeast Europe that have damaged pristine rivers, including in protected areas. These financiers need to take their share of the responsibility and stop financing projects in sensitive areas.
August 21, 2018
Backed by a state-owned energy company, Buk Bijela has the necessary support and privileges to to be pushed forward in violation of the national legislation and international conventions.
August 1, 2018
Public participation is a prerequisite to functioning democracy. Environmental justice is crucial to sustainable development. But in Albania, a small, southeastern European country only recently emerging from decades-long, self-imposed isolation, democracy is still struggling to be born, and suffers from often being confused with unchecked capitalism.
July 31, 2018
Two communities in central Bosnia have had reasons to celebrate within the last few weeks as they achieved major victories in their campaigns against small hydropower plants near Fojnica and Kruscica. Bankwatch joined them to see what lies behind their success.
July 26, 2018
Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Nikšić, Podgorica, Prague – The Aarhus Resource Centre Sarajevo has submitted two court complaints  to the District Court in Banja Luka against the environmental permits for the Buk Bijela and Foča hydropower plants on the river Drina in Bosnia-Herzegovina near the border with Montenegro.
July 10, 2018
CEE Bankwatch Network, Wetlands International, and International Rivers welcome the publication of the Guideline. The proposed text outlines well the risks and impacts that the hydropower schemes have on people and the environment. We think that the te
Over 120,000 petition development banks to Save the Blue Heart of Europe and drop destructive hydropower in the Balkans
June 21, 2018
London, Prague, Radolfzell, Vienna – Representatives from the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Europe’s last remaining wild rivers  handed in a petition endorsed globally by more than 120,000 people, calling on international development banks to rein in financial support for hydropower projects in the Balkans.
Les banques publiques européennes financent la destruction des rivières des Balkans – Le Courrier des Balkans
March 21, 2018
Les grandes banques publiques internationales participent à la destruction des rivières sauvages des Balkans. Voilà ce que révèle l’étude que vient (…) Source: Les banques publiques européennes financent la destruction des rivières des Balkans – Le C
March 19, 2018
Eileen Wray-McCannEileen Wray-McCann is a writer, director and narrator who co-founded Circle of Blue. During her 13 years at Interlochen Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Northern Michigan, Eileen produced and hosted regional and nati
March 16, 2018
Patagonia’s new campaign Blue Heart takes aim at the unprecedented amount of new hydro projects in the Balkans that threaten Europe’s last wild rivers Source: Tell the dam truth says Patagonia | pebble magazine