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Police Surveillance, Ban on Media Presence and Violation of Citizens' right to participate in the Public Debate on the Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the Linglong Tire Factory

In front of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province - Novi Sad
Photo: In front of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province in Novi Sad | RERI archive

A public debate on the study on the environmental impact assessment of the project of the Linglong tire factory construction was planned to be held in Novi Sad today at 10 am. However, the public was prevented from participating in the public debate.

Citizens who submitted their comments and opinions to the study on the environmental impact assessment of the project of the Linglong tire factory construction gathered in front of the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province, to participate in the public debate on this study at 10 am, according to an official public announcement. However, representative of the Secretariat for Urbanism and Environmental Protection of Vojvodina Province, the authority that was obliged to ensure the conduct of the public hearing in accordance with the law, began reading the list of “applicants”. The official did not have an answer to the repeated question of the RERI representative on the basis of which regulation he singled out the “reported” participants.

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