Briefing | 7 March, 2012 | Download PDF
The new greenfield gas cogeneration power plant COGEN in north Slovakia is planned to produce power and heat. Located in Považský Chlmec, a town in the Žilina district, the new plant would further deteriorate the quality of life of locals, who have for decades been suffering from the negative impacts of a nearby waste disposal site and nearby highway.
Advocacy letter | 7 March, 2012 | Download PDF
With regards to a EU Council for Environment on March 9, 2012 that will include a discussion on “A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050”, 22 Polish environmental groups asked the Polish government not to block EU’s acceptance for taking a more ambitious targets in GHG reduction.
Advocacy letter | 2 March, 2012 | Download PDF
The letter, sent by the Coalition for a sustainable EU Budget, includes discussion points that are crucial for the future Cohesion Policy regulations. Now, during the ongoing debates in the European Parliament, it is the role of MEPs to ensure that the EU becomes a resource efficient low-carbon economy, shifting Europe’s regions on a sustainable path.
Destroying future NATURA 2000 sites in the Balkans. The European Commission’s role in steering the EBRD’s investments
Advocacy letter | 1 March, 2012 | Download PDF
The letter complains about the EU’s negligence of its shareholder role in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and its lack of scrutiny of two recently approved projects that are set to contravene EU principles and standards: the Ombla hyrdopower plant in Croatia and the Boskov Most HPP in Macedonia.
Confirmatory application regarding disclosure of results of the interservice consultation for Ombla hydropower plant
Official document | 29 February, 2012 | Download PDF
The EBRD’s Board of Directors approved the Ombla hyrdopower plant project on 22 November 2011, before an assessment had been carried out regarding the project’s impact on a proposed Natura 2000 site. In addition the project is being carried out on the basis of an Environmental Impact Assessment study from 1999, whose content may not fully reflect the requirements of EU legislation in this area.