Law on Mining and Geological Research

In less than a year, the company Zijin was convicted four times for the same commercial offence, each time fined below the legal minimum

Fines imposed on the Zijin company for violating the Law on Mining and Geological Research

In less than a year, the company Zijin was convicted four times for violating the Law on Mining and Geological Research, for which it was ordered to pay a fine below the legal minimum each time. Based on the Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) report, the company was convicted again in mid-November for the ...Read More »

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air pollution

Historic ruling: Serbia’s state energy supplier must slash toxic plant emissions nationwide

Higher Court in Belgrade rules in favor of Serbian environmental organization in lawsuit against state-owned energy company

The Higher Court in Belgrade has ruled in favor of Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) and ordered Serbia’s state-owned energy company, Public Electricity Company of Serbia (EPS), to reduce illegal levels of sulfur dioxide emissions from its thermal power plants because of their threat to human health and the environment. “This is the first ...Read More »

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Environmental Impact Assessment

Based on RERI’s reports ZIJIN was fined for operating without the necessary approvals and permits

The Commercial Court in Zaječar convicted and fined the company “Zijin Bor Copper” for starting the construction and expansion of the copper smelter in Bor without prior approval of the study on environmental impact assessment (“EIA”). For that offense, the company was fined only 200 thousand Serbian dinars (≈ €1.700), and the responsible person within ...Read More »

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air pollution

Deadly dust, deadlier silence

Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) and the Association of Young Researchers from Bor (AYR Bor) submitted a request to the Ministry of Environmental Protection to initiate extraordinary inspection surveillance over Zijin Bor Copper d.o.o. due to the suspicion that high concentrations of arsenic in the air in 2021 in Bor are the consequence of ...Read More »

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