June 5, 2019
Dozens of activists from across Europe have protested and dropped a banner at an international road in Kresna gorge, Bulgaria, to protest against the lack of action from the European Commission and the Bulgarian government to save the key EU-protected wildlife site.
May 30, 2019
The Banja Luka District Court has canceled the environmental permit for the planned 93 MW Buk Bijela hydropower plant on the river Drina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Aarhus Resource Center in Sarajevo has announced today, following the court’s positive 13 May ruling on the Center’s complaint, CEE Bankwatch Network said in a press release. Court cancels environmental permit for Buk Bijela hydropower plant
May 28, 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that starting from January 1, 2020 it will not finance hydropower plants (HPP) projects in areas with high biodiversity. EBRD to Stop Financing HPPs in Protected Areas
May 28, 2019
Од Екосвест ја обвинуваат владата дека одобрила изградба на осум хидроелектрани во заштитени подрачја. Велат дека со тоа се ставаат во опасност цели екосистеми со особена еколошка и биолошка вредност. НЕВЛДИНИТЕ ПРОТИВ ВЛАДАТА ЗА ХИДРОЕЛЕКТРНИТЕ
May 17, 2019
Dans le sud-ouest de la Bulgarie, les gorges de Kresna hébergent une biodiversité remarquable. Or, un projet autoroutier financé par l’Union européenne menace ce paradis des oiseaux. Les habitants appellent à l’aide.Source: Un paradis naturel bulgare m
April 19, 2019
Boskov Most was one of 18 hydropower greenfield projects planned by the North Macedonian government in the Mavrovo National Park. After five years of campaigning, we convinced the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development about the folly of this project and to cancel its EUR 65 million loan. Without its major source of funding, the project lost steam and was discontinued.
March 16, 2019
Природозащитници призоваха първия вицепрезидент на Европейската комисия Франс Тимерманс да се намеси и спешно да започне наказателна процедура срещу България, за да защити европейското природно богатство в Кресненското дефиле. Европейски организации настояват пред Тимерманс за магистрала извън Кресненското дефиле
Milestone bank summit in Belgrade a step towards protecting Balkan rivers, but greater transparency still needed
March 1, 2019
For immediate release. Belgrade – The ‘Save the Blue Heart of Europe’ campaign  gave a cautious welcome to a first-of-its-kind summit between the financial sector and green activists, where a roundtable about the role of banks in the destruction of Balkan rivers by hydropower dams was centre stage.
February 25, 2019
The Struma motorway is tragically emblematic of an EU-funded project that has wrought havoc on European biodiversity and the wishes of local communities. In spite of two decades of protest by civil society and citizens, part of the Struma motorway section is planned directly through the Kresna gorge, a Natura 2000 site and Bulgaria’s richest biodiversity hotspot.
February 15, 2019
An independent investigation by a Bulgarian TV channel bTV discovered progressing construction works in the Kresna gorge area even though the official procurement procedure is still ongoing.