July 22, 2022
Instead of increasing its energy security, Albania is pushing the construction of yet more hydropower, leading to thousands losing their land and the potential extinction of Europe’s rarest cat. Will the US International Development Finance Corporation really consider financing Skavica?
January 28, 2022
German development bank KfW has today confirmed that it is dropping plans to finance the controversial Janjići hydropower plant on the river Bosna in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
January 27, 2022
As the EIB prepares to adopt a new environmental and social policy next week, an NGO complaint to the Bank’s Complaint Mechanism shows why the Bank’s standards for financial intermediaries urgently need to be tightened.
October 22, 2020
Sekreterijatu Bernske konvencije o zaštiti evropskih divljih životinja i prirodnih staništa danas je podnesena žalba protiv Bosne i Hercegovine.
September 27, 2020
WWF and Bankwatch are calling for governments to end feed-in tariffs that are driving the small hydropower plant explosion in the Balkans threatening to destroy Europe’s last free-flowing rivers.
January 29, 2020
Rivers are the source of life and also the livelihoods of surrounding communities. Following an almost one-year standoff in nearby Fojnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, residents of the Kruščica village decided in 2017 to defend the river of the same name
September 14, 2018
Nei Balcani gli ultimi fiumi selvaggi d’Europa sono a rischio a causa dell’industria idroelettrica. Conseguenze ambientali importanti, ritorni economici dubbi e non a vantaggio delle comunità locali hanno dato vita a una campagna di denuncia internazio
July 22, 2018
Представници кампање “Спасимо плаво срце Европе”, која се бори за очување последњих река на којима још нису изграђене бране, предали су Европској банци за обнову и развој петицију са потписима 120 000 људи широм света, којом се тражи да међународне раз
May 8, 2018
The Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe’s most undeveloped regions, is facing a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing rivers and cause major environmental damage. Local residents and conservationists are fighti
May 1, 2018
Lauded as green and environmentally friendly, small-scale hydropower dams are dotted around the West Balkans. But local communities say the impact is disastrous. Source: Green dams ‘hit’ West Balkans biodiversity, locals’ water supply