By Cees Verburg, PhD Researcher, Groningen Centre of Energy Law
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
In the first-ever environmental law-suit in Albania several NGOs prevailed in stopping the government to further pursue the Vjosa dam project. At the banks of the Vjosa, which has been described as `Europe`s last wild river´, a hydropower plant was commissioned, including a dam that was supposed to be built by a Turkish company. The Albanian court allegedly found the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project to be `highly deficient´.