Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

In June, EU and China met to iron out their differences, chief among them, as the EU’s Vice-President Josef Borrell put it, the “systemic rivalry” between EU and China. China’s ambassador to the EU, on the other hand, minced his words and assured that there would be no “fundamental difference” between the two. Nevertheless, of all the important… Continue reading Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station

Key concerns for the Tuzla 7 project There is an ongoing review by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Review Committee into Bosnia and Herzegovina’s refusal of access to justice.2 In 2019, the European Commissioner for Enlargement strongly criticized Bosnia and Herzegovina’s parliament for approving a state guarantee for a loan from China Eximbank.3This guarantee would contravene… Continue reading The problem with Tuzla 7 coal-fire power station

Bosnia and Herzegovina: dying for coal

On all Saints day, people had come from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even from abroad, to honour their loved ones at the cemetary of the Divkovici village, in Bosian and Herzegovina. That’s where we met Goran Stojak, who recently lost his father to lung cancer. In the last four months, six people… Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina: dying for coal