The Blue Heart of Europe is still threatened by hydropower. Green lawmakers have hailed the cancellation of the hydropower plant in Kalivaç, Albania, but now fear that a forthcoming EU investment package for the Western Balkans will promote small hydropower.
Investing in small hydropower projects goes –inter alia- against the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, which aims to restore at least 25,000 km of rivers into free-flowing ones.
“We should and must not use European investment funding to destroy those rivers”, says Gabriel Schwaderer from our partner EuroNatur.
Read the full article by Vlagyiszlav Makszimov.