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March 21, 2009

Cross-border project proves successful in SEE region

  Authorities and experts from public utilities from three cross-border regions of South-Eastern Europe learned to formulate and prepare environmental investment projects for financing. Participants from Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Mali Zvornik, Serbia; Debar, FYR Macedonia and Peshkopia, Albania; and Bileca/Trebinje, BiH and Niksic/Herzeg Novi, Montenegro...

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March 21, 2009

IAIA awards REC's Dusik with top honour

  In March the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) named Jiri Dusik, the REC's senior advisor for strategic environmental assessment (SEA), as the recipient of the '2007 Individual Award for Contribution to Impact Assessment.' Dusik was singled out for, among other achievements, his outstanding contribution to SEA capacity development in Eastern Europe and...

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March 21, 2009

Budapest hosts June meeting on sustainable transport

  The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) organised the Regional Meeting of Transport Stakeholders on Sustainable Public Transport Policies in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), which took place on June 21-22 in Budapest, Hungary. Contributing support to the meeting was the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment. The overall...

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March 21, 2009

Serbian environment minister visits REC

  Serbia's Minister for Environmental Protection Sasa Dragin visited the REC on July 27 as part of his official visit to Hungary. Although just recently established, the Serbian Ministry for Environmental Protection (MEP) has already committed itself to several important tasks, Dragin said while addressing REC senior management personnel. He cited pollution prevention as a...

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Elbrus inspires journalists at training workshop
March 21, 2009

Elbrus inspires journalists at training workshop

  Twelve Russian journalists received hands-on training on how to provide better coverage of the effects of climate change in mountain regions. Green Horizon's chief editor Pavel Antonov led the course, which took place at the foot of Mt. Elbrus, Russia's and Europe's highest peak (5,642 metres). The second course trainer was Steve Connor, science editor of the UK's...

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March 21, 2009

REC helps organise talks on EU and sustainability

The Hungarian Embassy in the United Kingdom, together with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), organised a May 25 discussion on the theme 'The European Union: a pilot for sustainability?' The event provided an opportunity to assess current and future sustainability efforts in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. For the...

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March 21, 2009

Regional mayors involved in Stara Planina discussion

  A meeting concerning Euroregion Stara Planina took place in Pirot, Serbia on May 18, at which regional mayors decided to apply for membership of the Association of European Border Regions, which joins some 160 border regions across the continent. The mayors also decided to ask the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the process of granting Bulgarian visas...

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