Update on resettlements at Kolubara mine and other EPS operations
Briefing | 11 May 2016
In October 2015 the independent Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development found that the bank breached its environmental and social policy with regards to safeguarding the rights of communities impacted by mining operations of the Serbian state energy company EPS. The EBRD responded by requiring EPS to develop “an overall Resettlement Framework which will apply to all of its activities” and by committing to monitor the implementation of the plan. This briefing identifies the current concerns of the communities affected and makes recommendations based on the bank’s recent committments.