air pollution

Historic ruling: Serbia’s state energy supplier must slash toxic plant emissions nationwide

Higher Court in Belgrade rules in favor of Serbian environmental organization in lawsuit against state-owned energy company

The Higher Court in Belgrade has ruled in favor of Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) and ordered Serbia’s state-owned energy company, Public Electricity Company of Serbia (EPS), to reduce illegal levels of sulfur dioxide emissions from its thermal power plants because of their threat to human health and the environment. “This is the first ...Read More »

Environmental Impact Assessment

Based on RERI’s reports ZIJIN was fined for operating without the necessary approvals and permits

The Commercial Court in Zaječar convicted and fined the company “Zijin Bor Copper” for starting the construction and expansion of the copper smelter in Bor without prior approval of the study on environmental impact assessment (“EIA”). For that offense, the company was fined only 200 thousand Serbian dinars (≈ €1.700), and the responsible person within ...Read More »