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Rafting on Vjosa River- One of the Wonders of Europe
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Rafting on Vjosa River- One of the Wonders of Europe

TIRANA, June 3 Vjosa is a river that is located in the south of Albania and flows into the Adriatic Sea. As is already known, on the Vjosa river, the local and foreign visitors could do rafting, turning Tepelena town in a place with a touristic potential for the passionate of the sports adventure, but...

EP Urges Albanian Govt to Decrease Dependency on HPP Projects
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EP Urges Albanian Govt to Decrease Dependency on HPP Projects

TIRANA, December 11 The European Parliament resolution on Albania calls on authorities to review the strategy on renewable energy. The 39th point of the resolution highlights that the European Parliament expresses deep concern about certain economic projects that have led to grave environmental damage in protected areas, such as large-scale tourist resorts and the hydropower...

Bern Convention Opens Case-file on HPPs on Vjosa River
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Bern Convention Opens Case-file on HPPs on Vjosa River

TIRANA, December 4 The Standing Committee of the Bern Convention that held its 38th meeting in Strasbourg on 27-30 November decided to open a case-file and called on the Albanian authorities to suspend Hydro Power Plant (HPP) projects on Vjosa River. “The Government of Albania: Uses the precautionary approach and suspends both Kalivac and Pocem...

Confederation of Albanian Industry against HPPs Construction on Vjosa River
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Confederation of Albanian Industry against HPPs Construction on Vjosa River

TIRANA, November 27 The Confederation of Albanian Industry (Konfindustria) made an official appeal to the Albanian Prime Minister and to other decision making institutions on the interruption of legal proceedings on the construction of energy projects on Vjosa River, including Kalivac Hydro Power Plant (HPP), Monitor Magazine reported. This moratorium is required in order to...

Consortium Wins Bid for Kalivac HPP on Vjosa River
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Consortium Wins Bid for Kalivac HPP on Vjosa River

TIRANA, October 30 Work on the construction of Kalivac Hydro Power Plant on Vjosa River may start in the future after the Ministry The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy announced the winner of the bid. The offer of the consortium composed Turkish company Ayen Enerji and Albanian company Fusha was announced as the winning consortium....

Confindustria Requires Tougher Legal Basis for Environmental Assessing
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Confindustria Requires Tougher Legal Basis for Environmental Assessing

TIRANA, September 11 The Confederation of Albanian Industries, Konfindustria, requires the improvement of the legal compliance for environmental permits for public and private investment projects conforming to the European Union Standards. According to Konfindustria, the current criteria for the calculation of environmental financial costs, the physical space and timelines do not meet the international standards....

Five Weeks for Vjosa River Tourism Strategy
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Five Weeks for Vjosa River Tourism Strategy

TIRANA, June 29 Vjosa River is one of the water bodies that gained international attention during the recent years, due to its status as one of Europe’s last living wild rivers. Vjosa has not a special protection status and it was threatened by human impact through the construction of Hydro Power Plans. The stance of...

Administrative Court Stops HPP Construction in Vjosa River
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Administrative Court Stops HPP Construction in Vjosa River

TIRANA, May 3 The Administrative Court issued a verdict on the suspension of work at Pocem Hydro Power Plant (HPP) in Vjosa River. Moreover, the court decided that the administrative acts and the concessionary agreement signed between the Albanian government and Kovlu Energy are invaluable. The suit was filed by 38 inhabitants of Kuta Village...