Macedonian hydropower complaint highlights EBRD’s enduring opacity
February 11, 2019
After almost a year of struggling to get basic environmental information from the EBRD about the Krapska hydropower project, Bankwatch has submitted an official complaint  to the bank’s Secretary General. As we run the same administrative circles over and over again, another precious river valley has been irreversibly damaged.
Mini-centrali idroelettriche, Belgrado verso lo stop
November 29, 2018
In Serbia una legge vieterà la costruzione di nuove dighe sui corsi d’acqua che attraversano parchi e zone naturali: prima vittoria degli ambientalisti Source: Mini-centrali idroelettriche, Belgrado verso lo stop
Shoqatat e ekologëve kërkojnë anulimin e projekteve për hidroelektrana në PK Mavrovë – Arbresh.info
March 17, 2018
Qeveria akoma nuk e ka anuluar ndërtimin e hidroelektranave në Parkun Kombëtar Mavrovë, as nuk i ndërprerë kontratat e koncesioneve që janë shkelur edhe pse këtë gjë e ka kërkuar Komiteti i Konventës së Bernit për mbrojtjen e botës së egër bimore dhe s
Indigenous Svan communities unite to block hydro development in Svaneti
March 5, 2018
Protesters meet in Mestia to issue a petition that would block harmful infrastructural developments in Svaneti.
Guest post: One beast with many heads – a hydropower hydra in the Balkans
December 21, 2017
A visit to six mountain rivers and nine small dams in Macedonia exposed similar problems with many of them.
Europe’s Last Wild Rivers Could Soon Drown [Video]
June 29, 2016
Hundreds of hydroelectric dams planned for rivers across the Balkans would provide green energy—at a big cost
Reckless dam financing rampant in the Balkans
December 17, 2015
A new Bankwatch report has found that loans totalling EUR 818 million from international public ‘development’ banks have supported 75 hydropower projects in the Balkans, including 30 which directly affect protected areas such as national parks, Natura 2000 sites and Ramsar sites.
Improvements needed in transparency and environmental soundness of EBRD-financed hydropower facilities
December 15, 2015
In light of the worrying findings of a study on hydropower projects in southeast Europe – most notably the high number of projects in protected areas – this letter asks the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to better implement its environmental and social policy and hydropower sustainability criteria, establish no-go zones in protected areas and rivers of outstanding quality, and disclose project information about projects with a clear environmental impact which are financed through financial intermediaries.
Infographics: Pristine Balkan rivers threatened by European “green energy” funding for hydropower
December 14, 2015
A wave of hydropower development fuelled by European public funding and EU companies is endangering pristine river environments in the Balkans.
Study: Development Banks Financing HPP Projects at Protected Sites in Balkans
December 14, 2015
A wave of hydropower development fuelled by European public funding and EU companies is endangering pristine river environments in the Balkans, finds a new study released last Friday by the Central and Eastern European (CEE) Bankwatch Network.