German scientist warns against dangerous product for wood and coal boilers

German scientist warns against dangerous product for wood and coal boilers

Roland Weber (POPs Environmental Consulting, Germany) warns against using the ash from biomass combustion as a fertilizer for agricultural and forest lands. It is, of course, the...

Ten sins of Ukrainian oligarch, the problems are too many

Ten sins of Ukrainian oligarch, the problems are too many

Yuriy Kosiuk is a businessman, billionaire, oligarch, owner of the agricultural company MHP, and one of the richest men in Ukraine. Due to his business capabilities, the...

Miracle sadly averted, EBRD's support of Ukrainian oligarch approved

Miracle sadly averted, EBRD's support of Ukrainian oligarch approved

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a $25 million loan for Mironivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) this Wednesday. The financial support was given to the...

EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

Controversial Ukrainian agroholding MHP is seeking the subsidy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In order to postpone the decision, an open letter...

Cement plants as a source of toxic substances

Cement plants as a source of toxic substances

The university researcher Nuria Ortuño (University of Alicante, Spain) focuses on the study of cement plant emissions, which co-incinerate waste or alternative waste fuels. Among...

The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Commission is questionably consulting the chemical exceptions

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the international network of IPEN NGOs blame the European Commission for overlooking an obvious conflict of interest. In order to...

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

IPEN CEE Regional Meeting Participants Visit Czech Chemical Factory

How to deal with toxic pollution: That was the main theme of the IPEN Central and Eastern Europe Regional Meeting that took place in Prague in October, 2017. The three-day...

Activists called the EBRD to protect communities from agribusinesses

Activists called the EBRD to protect communities from agribusinesses

Activists and representatives of local communities have arrived today at the Kyiv office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to complain about the...

Today paves the way for the future: European ECO Forum Statement to the MOP in Budva 2017

Today paves the way for the future: European ECO Forum Statement to the MOP in Budva 2017

"The Aarhus Convention has never been more relevant or more needed," can be read in an European ECO Forum's declaration. This statement was released to the 6th MOP to the Aarhus...

Open letter to EU, OSCE and UN representatives regarding the police violence in Kruscica, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Open letter to EU, OSCE and UN representatives regarding the police violence in Kruscica, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Your Excellency, Mrs Sinanoglu, Mr Moore, Mr Wigemark, Mr Mimica, we would address you because we are very concerned of course and consequences of intervention of the special...

Toxic recycling continues, workers in developing countries and our children suffer

Toxic recycling continues, workers in developing countries and our children suffer

Wrecking tubes by hammers or melting printed circuit boards, cables and plastics on an open fire is one of the common practices for obtaining precious metals and other secondary...

Riot police forcibly remove residents defending river against hydropower

Riot police forcibly remove residents defending river against hydropower

This morning at the crack of dawn, riot police violently removed anti-hydropower protestors in the village of Kruščica near Vitez, Bosnia-Herzegovina, causing serious injury to...