European Commission complicit in EU nature law violations in Bulgaria’s Kresna gorge
October 18, 2017
The government is heading downhill in the Kresna Gorge with an EU funded motorway project. The European Commission watches the tragedy unfold and overlooks persisting procedural and legal flaws.
Bulgaria to carve motorway through nature haven
October 13, 2017
The Bulgarian government has yesterday evening announced it will construct an international motorway partially through EU protected wildlife haven Kresna Gorge, threatening tragedy for one of Europe’s most biodiverse nature sites.
Bulgaria’s Struma motorway becomes test case for European Commission’s commitment to EU nature protection law
September 14, 2017
With crude manipulations, the Bulgarian government is trying to push through a contended motorway route that would damage the country’s biodiversity hotspot in breach of EU law and international conventions. It expects that the European Commission will sit, watch and pay for it.
Illegal damage and threat of destruction of the Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria – complaint summary
July 12, 2017
This is a summary of a complaint to the EU Commission that was lodged to save the protected Bulgarian Kresna Gorge from a destructive motorway that received EU funding. It alleges that the construction of the controversial motorway is already breaking EU nature laws, and warns that completing the final section through Kresna Gorge nature reserve would be catastrophic for protected animals and plants in the region.
За неправилно харчени европейски пари сигнализират от Асоциацията на парковете
August 28, 2016
Неправилно разходване на европейски средства за обществените поръчки за изготвяне проекти на планове за управление на Национален парк “Пирин” и Природен парк “Витоша” и потенциална загуба на европейско разнообразие в резултат от тези проекти, финансирани със средства на Европейския съюз по оперативна програма “Околна среда”.
Another David vs. Goliath fight in Poland over road construction in Natura 2000 site
October 7, 2014
Road construction in Poland can be a cause for great controversy in Poland not least when incomprehensible roads designs clash with nature.
3:1 against Ombla, Croatia must stop gung-ho investment
June 20, 2012
3 out of 4 experts gave a negative opinion on the environmental study of the Ombla hydropower plant. Now the Croatian government must heed their warnings and stop the project.
Hydro power plants endanger the Balkan lynx in Macedonia
June 5, 2012
A fact-finding mission to Macedonia has confirmed our concerns that two planned hydro power plants are set to destroy important natural habitats in the Mavrovo National Park.