December 13, 2021
Bankwatch member group Za Zemiata illuminates Sofia’s thermal power plant to protest plans for the construction of a waste incineration facility that would poison the capital.
October 21, 2019
In late September, as part of the Global Climate Strike, an estimated 7.6 million people took to the streets to demand climate action. In central and eastern Europe, this mobilization likely signals important momentum, not least about the prospects of an energy transitions in each of the countries.
December 21, 2018
Meštani Rakite: Nećemo genocid nad prirodomRetko kada je jedan, na izgled, lokalni problem uzdignut na nacionalni nivo, kao što je to slučaj sa izgradnjom mini- hidroelektrana u najvećem parku prirode Stara planina. Zasluga za to je u aktivizmu lokalno
June 4, 2018
KRUSCICA, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For almost a year, a clutch of Bosnian women has kept watch over a wooden bridge to disrupt the march of hydropower – part of a Balkan-wide protest against the damming of Europe’s wild riv
April 30, 2018
On April 21, around 200 people went on a protest in Chuberi to once again oppose the construction of the Nenskra dam and to demand their indigenous status that grants a higher level of safeguards.
September 29, 2017
The massive loans by public banks for Ukraine’s monopolist poultry producer MHP have not brought the company’s performance and culture in line with the relevant EU and EBRD standards. Rural communities say that if it continues with ‘business as usual’, they face more violence and suppression.
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.
July 21, 2017
Public tensions have been rising over a proposed EUR 100 million tram line in the capital Riga that is proposed for EU funding.
June 13, 2017
Mountain villages in the country’s northeast protest for changes to the routing of high voltage lines in a series of local protests.
May 8, 2017
In a last minute attempt to force facts on the ground, the Italian authorities have enabled the removal of a group of olive trees to make room for a future construction site of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), despite an earlier agreement between the company and local institutions. Nevertheless, the company has not been able to clear the site by the official deadline and the residents have vowed to step up their protest against the largest energy project the EU is currently pursuing.