How a Lagoon Became a Frontline Defence Against Climate Change

When Albert Pati moved closer to the sea to open a beach bar overlooking the Mediterranean in Albania, he never imagined that the sea would also be moving closer to him, now eroding the soil around his restaurant floor. Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, families and businesses around the …

Opatija Will Host the Leading International Gas Conference in Southeast Europe

The jubilee 35th edition of the International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals will open its doors on the 21st of October, 2020 traditionally in Opatija, Croatia. During three days of the event 600 delegates, representing more than 200 companies and institutions, 60 respected speakers, and 45 exhibitors from …

Total Production of Forest Assortments in Bosnia and Herzegovina Increased by 20 Per Cent

Total production of forest assortments in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1st quarter of 2020 increased by 20,29%, compared to the same period in 2019. Production of coniferous (softwood)   assortments is higher for 26,26% while the production of broadleaf (hardwood) assortments increases for 14,19%. Production of coniferous logs is 24,69% …

The COVID-19 Crisis Has a Profound Impact Also on the Energy Sector

In three reports published today, the Energy Community Secretariat assesses the current status of financial liquidity of the electricity sector; compiles information about support from International Financial Institutions and commercial banks; and measures taken by energy regulators to address the ongoing issues, concluding that the COVID-19 crisis has a profound impact …

Energy Community Launches E-Forum for Gas Distribution System Experts

Since 2016, the Energy Community Coordination Platform for distribution system operators for gas (ECDSO-G) convenes twice per year.  Following requests for more regular communication and to deepen the level of discussion during 2019, the Secretariat launched a web-based interactive discussion forum. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion, experience sharing, exchange …

EBRD and Donors Boost Green Financing in the Region

The Western Balkans is a key region for, and partner in, the EBRD’s green work. South-eastern Europe has huge potential for developing green energy, with its rivers providing hydroelectric power, its mountains and plains enabling wind power, its underdeveloped solarenergy, and the inhabitants of its many cities keen for sustainable …