freedom of speech

The Rule of Law and Freedom of the Media are Undisputed Keepers of Public Interest Which Must Not be Compromised in a State of Emergency

RERI condemns the arrest of journalist Ana Lalić and urges all public authorities to obey the laws and provide all conditions for truthful, free and accurate informing of citizens, and to provide full protection to journalists who perform their jobs professionally. The availability of information through free media at this time of pandemic is as ...Read More »

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Administrative and Court Deadlines

Administrative and Court Deadlines During the State of Emergency in Republic of Serbia

Background On 15 March 2020 Serbian authorities declared state of emergency (“SoE”) on the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia. Upon initial confusion and restricted access to competent authorities and reduced working hours of all institutions, in order to achieve minimal standards of legal certainty, Government of the Republic of Serbia (“Government”) adopted legal ...Read More »

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SHPP

Conferences “SHP Construction – Economic Justification, Rule of Law and Protection of Natural Resources”

Last week, two conferences about construction of SHPP – economic justification, rule of law and protection of natural resources were held in Zlatibor and Niš by the Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Previous Next These events brought together over 70 participants – civil sector activists, environmental ...Read More »

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air pollution

Energy Community initiated the procedure against Serbia for non- implementing the National Emission Reduction Plan

Republic of Serbia does not implement National Emission Reduction Plan which is why the Secretariat of the Energy Community initiated proceedings against the Republic of Serbia on January 15, 2020. RERI earlier pointed that Serbia does not apply the regulations of the Energy Community by failing to take measures to ensure compliance of emissions from ...Read More »

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Prokuplje

RERI Submitted Requests for Official Recognition on Permit Validity Cessation of Small Hydropower Plants in Topli Do and Prokuplje

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) have submitted requests to competent administrative authority about building permits for the construction of the small hydropower plant “Topli Dol 1” in the village Topli Do (municipality of Pirot), as well as for SHPP “Rastovnica” in the municipality of Prokuplje. RERI submitted request to the Ministry of Construction, Transport ...Read More »

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air pollution

The Western Balkan countries are waiting for EU to guide them through energy transition

Findings of the Secretariat of the Energy Community Annual Implementation Report – Western Balkan Countries On November 1st, 2018 Energy Community Secretariat has announced Annual Implementation Report on monitoring the implementation of key EU energy and environmental legislation in Energy Community contracting parties (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and ...Read More »

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Application of EU Law

New Report of the Bankwatch: Western Balkan Coal Plants Pollute the Air Six Times more than Allowed

Bankwatch Network, 10.12.2019. Kostolac B is the largest sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollutant in the region, despite the installation of a desulphurisation facility, according to new CEE Bankwatch research published today. The report is available HERE. In 2018, total sulfur dioxide emissions from coal power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia were ...Read More »

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air pollution

Not great, not terrible Review of the Secretariat of the Energy Community Annual Implementation Report with particular focus on National emission reduction plan

On November 1st, 2018 Energy Community Secretariat has announced Annual Implementation Report on monitoring the implementation of key EU energy and environmental legislation in Energy Community contracting parties (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Kosovo*). Background By signing the Energy Community Treaty 2005 in Athens, the Contracting Parties committed ...Read More »

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Rakita

RERI Requests an Immediate Suspension of All Activities at SHPP “Zvonce” in Rakita

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) filed a request for repeating the procedure for issuing a building permit, previously issued to an investor for the construction of a small hydroelectric plant (SHPP) “Zvonce” on Rakitska River. RERI requested a temporary ban on the continuation of construction, and temporary ban on all activities related to SHPP ...Read More »

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