small hydropower plants

RERI has submitted the initiative to annul a construction permit for small hydropower plant „Topli Dol 1“

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) has submitted the initiative to the Ministry of construction, transport and infrastructure, to annul a construction permit for small hydropower plant „Topli Dol 1“, which the Ministry had issued on August 23rd, 2017, to the investor „Gornjak“ Ltd from Belgrade. RERI has decided on this step considering new facts ...Read More »

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The Report on “Communities Under Pressure – Findings from Valbona, Albania” Has Been Published

American Bar Association`s Center for Human Rights, has published the report “Communities under Pressure – Findings from Valbona, Albania”, as a part of the panel “The Human Cost of Hydro-power”. As described in the report, the construction process of HPPs have impacted people’s livelihoods, their safety and security. In recent years, there has been increased ...Read More »

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Verbal Assaults to Judge Majic Represents Attack on Freedom of Thought and Speech

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) condemn verbal assaults directed to judge of Appeal Court of Justice – Miodrag Majic, created by representatives of legislative and executive authorities. This type of behaviour is unacceptable for public servants in the society which pledge to be considered as democratic and pluralistic, at least in a declarative manner. ...Read More »

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cable car case

For execution of preparatory works on the development of cable-car “Usce-Kalemegdan” without construction permit, RERI submitted private criminal claim against the investor JP “Skijališta Srbije”

For execution of preparatory works on the development of cable-car “Usce-Kalemegdan” without construction permit, RERI submitted private criminal claim against the investor JP “Skijališta Srbije”. In addition, RERI submitted claims against deputy mayor of City of Belgrade, Goran Vesic, for insulting on personal level members of RERI organization. In this announcement RERI reminds public that ...Read More »

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Construction Permit Was Issued for Preparatory Works

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute would like to address the media and the interested public regarding the statements media reported yesterday, given by some of the most prominent Belgrade city officials, MPs and the Public Company “Skijališta Srbije”, an investor in the Ušće-Kalemegdan cable car construction project. In this regard, RERI would like to inform ...Read More »

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Construction Works at Kalemegdan Would Act against Public Interest – Administrative Court Has Ordered Suspension in Cable Car Construction Works in Kalemegdan Park

Belgrade Administrative Court issued a decision on April 19 suspending all construction works on the Kalemegdan cable car project until a final judgment is made on the legality of the construction permit for preparatory construction activities, issued by the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. The Administrative Court upheld the appeal filed by the Renewables ...Read More »

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New Appeals to the Competent Authorities and Lawsuits Filed against the Cable Car Construction Project

Lawsuits and new requests to the competent authorities in order to call into question the project of Kalemegdan-Ušće cable car construction and to suspend it were filed today, as it has been reported by professional initiatives and cultural heritage and environment protection associations.   In view of the issuing of the construction permit and authorizing ...Read More »

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Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) Press Conference ‘Why Is Tree Felling at Ušće and Kalemegdan Illegal – Legal Aspects of the Cable Car Case’

Media Center, 3 Terazije Sq., Small Conference Hall on the 2nd floor, April 2, 11 a.m. RERI has called a press conference to introduce the public with its conclusions and analysis of the legality of the course of actions taken by the public authorities of the City of Belgrade and its municipalities, regarding the tree ...Read More »

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Environmental Law

Law on Environmental Impact Assessment and Law on Planning and Construction: Are They Aligned, and Why Aren’t They?

The existing legal framework, both the domestic and the EU, should prevent building of objects that impose a threat to endangered species, ecosystems’ water regime or life of local communities in protected areas; furthermore, it should be impossible to plan building up of new facilities, threatening the ecosystem stability and lives of locals, in areas ...Read More »

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