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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Environmental Law

Law on Environmental Impact Assessment and Law on Planning and Construction: Are They Aligned, and Why Aren’t They?

The existing legal framework, both the domestic and the EU, should prevent building of objects that impose a threat to endangered species, ecosystems’ water regime or life of local communities in protected areas; furthermore, it should be impossible to plan building up of new facilities, threatening the ecosystem stability and lives of locals, in areas ...Read More »

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Environmental Law

BiH Failed to Comply With the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive According to Energy Community

On 16 March 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat (“EC”) sent a Reasoned Opinion to Bosnia and Herzegovina for its failure to comply with the provisions of the Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (“EIA Directive”). EC claims that the environmental impact assessment procedure for ...Read More »

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