air pollution

Serbia’s public electricity company faces court challenge for breaching toxic emissions limits

Environmental campaigners have taken legal action against Serbia’s state-owned electricity company (EPS) for exposing Serbians to toxic gases six times above the legal limit – a breach of both national and international law. The challenge, brought by Serbian NGO Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) aims to force EPS to ensure its thermal power plants ...Read More »

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air pollution

RERI filed criminal charges against ZIJIN and the responsible director for environmental pollution

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) has filed a criminal charges against the company SERBIA ZIJIN COPPER DOO BOR, as well as a responsible person in the legal entity (director of the company) due to suspicion that they committed the crime of Environmental Pollution, prescribed by Article 260 of the Criminal Code (“CC”). Violation of ...Read More »

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air pollution

Why is the air that is considered “polluted” in the European Union classified as “acceptable” in Serbia?

The Environmental Protection Agency regularly publishes air quality assessments on its website. It does so on the basis of certain criteria. However, the criteria that you can find today on the Agency’s website differ from those presented to citizens in the Report of the Environmental Protection Agency published on September 7, 2020. Thus, due to ...Read More »

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tire factory

RERI Filed Criminal Charge against Responsible in Linglong for performing Construction Works without Construction Permit

RERI’s lawyers filed a criminal charge against the responsible in Linglong International Europe Ltd. Zrenjanin, China Energy Engineering Group Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd. and CRE International Ltd. Belgrade due to suspicion that they performed construction works on the construction of the tire factory in the City of Zrenjanin without the construction permit. Due ...Read More »

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Bor

Increase of Flotation of Copper Mine in Majdanpek without Environmental Impact Assessment?

Ministry of Environmental Protection on 14 September issued the decision that Serbia Zijin Copper is not obliged to develop environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for increase of flotation of the copper mine in Majdanpek. RERI and Association of Young Researchers Bor submitted the appeals to the Government of the Republic of Serbia against the decision ...Read More »

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tire factory

Who decided that Linglong is allowed to begin with construction works without nature conservation conditions?

According to the information that RERI obtained from the Institute for Nature Conservation of Voivodina Province, neither the City Administration of City of Zrenjanin nor competent authorities within the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina refered to this Institute, despite the explicit legal obligation to obtain nature conservation conditions for the construction of the tire factory of ...Read More »

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hydropower plant construction

Administrative court verdict in a case of SHPP Zvonce –the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s decision has been annulled due to procedural reasons

Administrative court annulled the decision of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, in administrative dispute initiated by the investor “Small hydropower plant Zvonce”, and established only violation of the rules of procedure, not assessing the factual situation. Administrative court reached a verdict on 8 September 2020 and upheld the investor’s lawsuit, and hence, annulled the decision ...Read More »

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Prokuplje

RERI’s request has been adopted – construction permit for SHPP Rastovnica is now formally declared invalid as well

Deciding on the request of the Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI), the City Administration of the City of Prokuplje on 23 September 2020 passed a decision initiating the termination of the construction permit, which was issued in 2015 to the investor – RASTING MV d.o.o. Belgrade, for the construction of SHPP Rastovnica, on three ...Read More »

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Kolubara B

The public session of the Plans Commission for the Plan of the Special Purpose Area for the Construction of the Thermal Power Plant Kolubara B was discontinued

Today, the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, despite obvious organizational shortcomings, tried to hold a public session of the Commission for Plans within the public insight into the draft Plan of the Special Purpose Area for the Construction of the Thermal Power Plant Kolubara B and the Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment. After the ...Read More »

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