On February 24, the Administrative Court of the First Instance of Tirana decided to cancel the permit for the construction of the two HPPs and one water factory in the village of Thirrë Sang and Heb. The court’s decision marks another victory for environmental issues by protecting the environment threatened by illegal economic activities.
On June 15, 2022, the “Vjosa Campaign” – inspiration for activism” forum was held with environmental organizations in Greece. The meeting was held virtually due to the different locations of the environmental organizations. After the presentation of the “Europe’s Last Wild River” campaign, a question and answer session was held where the campaign was discussed in more […]
++ One of the largest science petitions in global freshwater ecology calls to stop Vjosa dam projects in Albania ++ Scientists demand Albanian government to respect scientific standards in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Kalivaç hydropower project ++ Tirana, 15.2.2020 In a remarkable press conference in Tirana on February 15th, Albanian scientists, supported by colleagues […]
Disproportionate public subsidies for small hydropower in the Western Balkans have resulted in widespread environmental damage, finds a new study released today by CEE Bankwatch Network. Even though it is changing its incentives system, Albania is still paying the most in the region to small hydropower producers, shows the report. Fuelled by generous state-sponsored feed-in tariffs, […]
++ Residents require cancellation of HPPs that have been awarded against their will ++ Tirana, July 6, 2019. Citizens from all over Albania have protested today against hydropower plants on their rivers. Residents of affected areas by HPP projects from north to south of the country came together in a protest in front of the […]
Press release from Riverwatch, EuroNatur and EcoAlbania Tirana, March 20, 2018. Scientists from Austria and Albania continue their studies in the Vjosa river – the last largest wild river in Europe. Today they held a press conference to present the findings from the expeditions carried out during 2017 in the Vjosa valley as well as […]