January 15, 2019
Macedonia made headlines in December when the United Nations ranked its capital city, Skopje, as the most polluted capital city in Europe. If the ranking included non-capitals, it would not miss Novaci – a small village in the country’s south that also gasps for breath.
December 11, 2018
As new mines mushroom in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (BAZ) county, Hungary, air pollution picks up the pace, our independent air monitoring shows. Authorities need to help people move towards cleaner heating systems and put an end to coal mining in the region.
November 26, 2018
Independent particulate matter monitoring implemented by CEE Bankwatch Network and partner organisations from the region between October 2016 and April 2017 in six different coal-heavy locations in the Balkans just scratched the surface of the impact t
November 12, 2018
The quasi state-owned Czech energy company ČEZ is up to its old tricks again. It celebrates a 30 % reduction in emissions, praising the public free allowances, and conveniently forgets to link the drop in emissions with the sale of some of its largest power plants.
October 26, 2018
In the age of fake news, providing fact-based arguments in environmental campaigns is crucial. Bankwatch has reached out to the technology-savvy community, to bring more robustness to the narrative.
September 10, 2018
Serbia’s notorious Drmno mine is rapidly expanding on Chinese loans, pushing the country towards high-carbon lock-in and a long-term debt.
July 18, 2018
In May this year, Romania made headlines after being referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to solve its air pollution problem. This breach is about three major cities – Bucharest, Iași and Brașov. But beyond the big cities, small communities are opposing polluting coal industries with nothing more than a bucket.
March 6, 2018
The coal industry continues to negatively impact the local population and environment soothing the public with a false promise for reliable and affordable energy. The damaging influence is especially prominent for the women of Baganuur.
February 19, 2018
Community organisations across the region are fed up with worsening air quality and are taking their grievances to the streets
January 31, 2018
Hundreds of people fed up of breathing polluted air have joined a protest in Pristina, Kosovo earlier today.