Montenegro

This section contains information on Montenegro after the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in June 2006.  For items referring to the period before June 2006, please see our section for Yugoslavia

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3 May 2017

Planned power plants in the Balkans need review as EU adopts tougher pollution standards

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

The European Union has...approved an updated set of binding standards for power plants, which include new, stricter pollution limits. The standards, known as the LCP BREF...will help prevent thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution from...

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14 March 2017

Montenegro: Air pollution by Pljevlja lignite power plant leads to respiratory damage for locals, show NGO monitoring results; includes company’s comments

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Electric Enterprise AD Niksic (EPCG) to respond to concerns raised in the report below and the following questions:...

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Company response
14 March 2017

Response by Montenegrin Electric Enterprise AD Niksic (EPCG)

Author: Montenegrin Electric Enterprise AD AD Niksic (EPCG)

EPCG owns one coal fired power plant with a single lignite 218 MW Unit in Pljevlja and seven hydro power plants (approx. 650 MW of installed capacity). Company has already submitted the request to obtain IPPC permit (in accordance with the Law on...

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14 March 2017

Under heavy skies: dire results from first independent pollution monitoring in Montenegro

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...We travelled to Pljevlja to install our environmental dust monitor...Now we are able to report on just how bad the pollution is in this little town in northern Montenegro, home to the country’s only lignite power plant...The EU limit on PM 2.5 was...

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2 December 2016
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26 September 2016
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Article
12 April 2016

Seven of 15 former Soviet countries have become “consolidated authoritarian regimes”, says new report; fall in oil prices linked to lack of transparency, accountability

Author: Nate Schenkkan, Freedom House

"Nations in tansit 2016: Europe and Eurasia brace for impact", 12 April 2016...

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3 March 2016

Thermal power plants & industrial facilities among main culprits of air pollution in Western Balkans, says new NGO briefing

Author: CEE Bankwatch

"Balkan protests show need for more EU action on air pollution - new analyses", 29 February 2016...

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Report
5 February 2016

BRIEFING: Business & human rights challenges in Eastern Europe & Central Asia: Shrinking civic space threatens corporate accountability activists

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights key business & human rights issues and developments in Eastern Europe & Central Asia from May 2014 through December 2015.  It provides examples of both positive and negative impacts companies’ operations are making on...

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5 February 2016
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Author: Ресурсный центр по вопросам бизнеса и прав человека

Данный брифинг освещает ключевые вопросы и события в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии, связанные с правами человека в контексте бизнеса в период с мая 2014 года по декабрь 2015 года.  В нем представлены примеры положительных и негативных...

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