In Albania, controversy over recycling foreign waste that could mean big business

The discussion about legally importing waste into the country has reached the Albanian government according to the news website

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Tirana Times: Government defies environmental concerns as Vjosa River HPP given final ok

The contract negotiations with a Turkish consortium over building a hydropower plant in the Vjosa River were finished. This goes against all the concerns brought forward by scientists and conservationists.

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ZDF ePlanet: Hydro Power Frenzy – the destruction of rivers on the Balkan

In the episode of the program ePlanet of the ZDF (German public service broadcaster) arguments against the common position on dams and hydro power plants being green and providing green…

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The New Scientist: Scientists demand halt to damming of Europe’s last wild river

Scientists express their concern against the plans of the construction of numerous dams in Albania and across the Balkans.

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The Italian Insider: Worldwide support for Europe’s last wild river

On September 25 the World River Day was held in Tirana, Albania, where experts, scientists and activists met to formulate a protest against the construction of hydropower plants.

Read more Albania power plant approval angers greens claims that Prime Minister Edi Rama broke his promise to create a national park in the Vjosa Valley.

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Financial Post: Quebec hydroelectric firm rides Balkan ‘dam tsunami’ in show case of Canadian expertise.

Canadian Engineers from the company Hydro Investment realize plans for hydroelectric facilities in Albania.

Read more Europe’s last wild river is about to get dammed gives a wide overview of what is planned in Albania regarding hydro power, the ecological as well as social concerns from various parties.

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