air pollution

It will get worse before it gets better? – Review of the Annual Report on the Air Quality in the Republic of Serbia in 2019

Environmental Protection Agency on 7 September 2020 announced Annual Report on the Air Quality in the Republic of Serbia in 2019 which contains an overview of air quality monitoring results at the national and local level. An integral part of this report is the assessment of air quality by zones and agglomerations, according to which ...Read More »

tire factory

Public presentation without public and study without impact

Today, the City Administration of the City of Zrenjanin prevented citizens from participating in the public presentation of the study on the environmental impact assessment of the tire factory construction of the Chinese company Linglong International Europe LLC. Around 50 citizens and representatives of associations, who submitted comments and suggestions on the environmental impact assessment ...Read More »

Ministry of Environmental Protection

Ministry of Environmental Protection to urgently remove the political post of Minister Goran Trivan from its official Facebook page

We demand from the Ministry of Environmental Protection to immediately remove from its Facebook account the statement of Minister Goran Trivan by which the Minister greatly abused the ministry and his public function for political purposes: Minister Trivan, who did not spoke out in situations when regulations in the field of environmental protection were ashamedly ...Read More »



The Ministry of Environmental Protection, after several letters sent by RERI’S legal team, informed the investor that the conditions for the construction of a hazardous waste incinerator on the territory of the City of Požarevac had not been met. The construction of the incinerator, which was announced as the first hazardous waste incinerator in the ...Read More »

Aarhus Convention

Is Serbia applying the Aarhus Convention?

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has initiated the procedure of drafting the Fourth National Report on the Implementation of the Aarhus Convention, in accordance with the international obligations of the Republic of Serbia. The Fourth Report is being prepared after 10 years of application of the Aarhus Convention in Serbia, and all interested parties can ...Read More »

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 »

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 »