Energy Community opens infringement procedure against Bosnia-Herzegovina over illegal Tuzla 7 state aid
March 26, 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat has today announced that it is officially opening a dispute settlement procedure on the planned Federal guarantee for a EUR 614 loan from the China Eximbank to build the Tuzla 7 coal power plant in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The procedure can potentially lead to delays in the EU accession process and temporary suspension of financing by EU banks.
Bosnia-Herzegovina coal plant loan guarantee complaint under investigation by the Energy Community Secretariat
October 22, 2018
A guarantee for a EUR 614 million loan from the China Eximbank for the Tuzla 7 coal plant fails to meet EU requirements on energy subsidies.
September 25, 2018
Sarajevo, Prague – Plans to use public money to guarantee a Chinese loan for the planned Tuzla 7 coal power plant could be illegal and need to be investigated by the Energy Community Secretariat, according to a formal complaint submitted to the regional body today by the Aarhus Resource Centre, Sarajevo, and CEE Bankwatch Network.
November 20, 2017
For the third time, Serbia has announced that construction will start at Kostolac B3, in spite of problems at the project persisting since the start of the permitting process.
June 1, 2017
The European Union’s and China’s joint commitment to climate action is tarnished by Chinese support for and the EU’s neglect of coal projects in the Balkans, as a new briefing explains. But it is still not too late to change course.
January 17, 2017
Združenie Človek v ohrození žiadalo predbežné zmluvy, ktoré Eximbanka vystavila na podporu exportérov uhoľných technológií zo Slovenska do Turecka. Source: Eximbanka prehrala spor s OZ Človek v ohrození, musí sprístupniť dokumenty
September 27, 2016
China cuts coal at home but state owned companies and banks drive new coal expansion overseas, despite top level promises of green growth for developing countries, writes Beth Walker from China Dialogue.
[Campaign update] Impact Assessment of Serbian Kostolac B3 coal plant nullified, two investigative reports published
August 3, 2016
Two reports by the Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism take stock of the problems surrounding the planned Kostolac B3 lignite power plant, including a recent court decision that cancelled the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment.
May 5, 2016
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