EBRD, EU and Partners Support Energy Efficiency Investments in Western Balkans

European Commission provides €30 million grant to regional programme. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Commission (EC) are stepping up their joint efforts to promote energy efficiency across the Western Balkans. In the latest push, the EC is providing a €30 million grant to implement …

Website on Energy Efficiency in Households Launched

A consulting company “Enova” from Sarajevo, in cooperation with the organization Habitat for Humanity from Bratislava, with the financial help from the USAID, has launched a website on energy efficiency in households, with a focus on collective housing. This was announced yesterday. Source: fena.ba

Energy Efficiency Receives Major Boost at the Western Balkan 6 Summit in Skopje

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn signed an agreement in the amount of 50 million euros with international financial institutions (EBRD, EIB and KfW) at the Western Balkan 6 energy ministerial in Skopje yesterday. The grant will assist Western Balkan 6 governments in preparing or upgrading their …

Montenegro’s Pristine Lake Skadar Threatened by New Resort

Tourism in Montenegro is booming, but the approval of plans for a new ‘eco-resort’ has led to protests from conservationists who fear it will threaten a stunning national park. Like it’s Adriatic neighbour Croatia, Montenegro is a rapidly-growing travel destination: in 2016 there were nearly 1.5 million visits from international …

Sweden, World Bank Support Better Solid Waste Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The World Bank has received a contribution of US$2.0 million from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) to provide Technical Assistance (TA) for improved solid waste management practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Technical Assistance activities will seek to strengthen the country’s institutional capacities to plan, manage and operate this important …