A US government agency expected to provide financial support to the Kosova e Re power plant construction project was warned by Kosovo civil society organizations of the myriad of legal violations involved in a letter published on Thursday.
The Kosova e Re plant will be built in violation of Kosovo’s Environmental Impact Assessment law, on top of other violations that have been raised before and never addressed.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, people from the Municipality of Strpce gathered in protest the construction of a mini hydropower plant in Obe Reke, citing damage to their water supply during construction.
A withdrawal of financial support was announced by the World Bank on Wednesday for the construction of Kosovo's newest power plant.
Each of Kosovo’s governments since 2005 have failed to fulfill their own pledges and timelines for the agreement on construction of the Kosova e Re power plant.