Tropoja, 22 October 2021
Our Ongoing Battle to See Enforcement of the High Court Decision for HPP to Stop all Operation
No one thought that a small rural community would have an easy time stopping one of the most powerful Oligarchs in Albania. But the burning question now is: Is the government on the side of the people, or on … Read the rest
Tropoja, 8 October 2021
We believe that the ongoing ‘deployment’ of hydropower on the Valbona River is not only an environmental issue, but is at base a key and crucial issue of Human Rights.
Human Rights – Rule of Law – Access to Justice
Access to justice is a central right according to EU law. If you do not have … Read the rest
This is in reference to our previous post “Will Tropoja Bailiff Eduart Mrishaj Succeed in Shutting Down Valbona Hydropower?”
APPARENTLY NOT. He says . . . he just doesn’t want to. Despite having a high court ruling, he just doesn’t want to do his job, as it interferes with his personal comfort.
Today, 7 October, we visited the local PUBLIC … Read the rest
We are often asked “Are you against ALL hydropower then?” Our answer is simple “No. If we were convinced that a given project would have no negative impacts then we would have no reason to object.”
The problem is that we are not convinced, and furthermore that no effort has been made to convince us. The Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) … Read the rest
“The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.”
With little more than 8 years to go to the … Read the rest
On 21 July 2021, the High Court of Albania overturned earlier decisions of the first instance administrative court and administrative court of appeals. A panel of 3 judges unanimously voted to approve the request filed in May 2017 by TOKA and 27 local inhabitants to grant an interim stop work order. The request was filed in conjunction with the “… Read the rest
Shqip me poshte!
Valbona River, Bujan, Tropoja
12 October 2020
Representatives of the Environmental Inspectorate turned up in Tropoja today – in response to the request for information which so many of you sent in!!! They verified the presence of the illegal excavator in the Ura e Re area of Bujan, and are returning to their home office of Lezhe … Read the rest
Thank you to everyone who has already helped by filling out and sending requests for information! We think it will be great if people continue sending them all next week (Monday – Friday). We have found out that it does NOT matter if you are outside of Albania, or even if you are not an Albanian citizen – they … Read the rest