Coal combustion: In Kostolac every fourth day not for breathing

Coal combustion: In Kostolac every fourth day not for breathing

30 April 2018, 11:30

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Coal-combusting thermal plants, the main source of air pollution in Serbia, have impact on the number of patients suffering from respiratory and cardiac diseases. Although emissions of harmful substances from Kostolac exceed the permitted limits by up to five times, Serbia continues to invest in unclean lignite as the source of energy


By: Milica Šarić

EPS: Irresponsible to detriment of citizens

Over the last 10 years, EPS had to pay almost €15.8 million for its delay in utilization of 13 international loans. This also includes the most valuable project of Serbian electric power industry, construction of the desulphurization plant in the Nikola Tesla Thermal power plant in Obrenovac, which was delayed for five years although Serbia took the loan from Japan back in 2011


 

28 April 2018, 09:28

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Majdanpek: Two companies, tons of fuel oil, and millions of debt

PUC Majdanpek was founded as a new district heating company as the old one had been over-indebted; however, it has been operating using support extended by the Municipality which takes loans to assist the company for years. Subsidies for heating present one of the major items in the 2018 budget, while in recent years some 10% of the budget was allocated for this service

23 April 2018, 08:23

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Most money for EPS and companies connected to Nikola Petrović again

Almost 40% of the funds the state paid to owners of small hydro power plants (SHP) for purchase of electric power in 2017 ended up in EPS and companies connected to Aleksandar Vučić's best man Nikola Petrović; the amount was close to €6.6 million


19 April 2018, 08:19

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Belgrade grants Tanjug tax deferment

Tanjug News Agency pledged artworks to the benefit of the City of Belgrade so as to defer payment of its 5.7 million dinars tax debt through 60 monthly installments.


03 April 2018, 10:03

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Small hydroelectric power plants: the state and companies connected to Vučić’s best man profit most

The hydroelectric power plants owned by EPS (Serbian Electric Power Industry) and those connected to Nikola Petrović were paid more than €21 million, which is more than a half of the total amount of money citizens pay for electric power generated in hydroelectric power stations. Citizen protests against construction of such plants indicate that public interest is frequently overshadowed by interest of investors


27 February 2018, 08:27

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Pink extended loan by AOFI again

Serbian Export Credit and Insurance Agency (AOFI) granted Pink international company, broadcaster of TV Pink, a new €3.2 million in March 2017, but refuses to supply details on the loan. Since 2014, the company owned by Željko Mitrović received more than €10 million as guarantees and loans from this state agency


24 January 2018, 09:24

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