Case ECS-01/15: Bosnia and Herzegovina / environment

summary of the case

Registered upon complaint 16.12.2014


In the case of Network Energy-related projects, Contracting Parties have to carry out an procedure to identify and assess the likely impacts of the project and to propose mitigation measures thereof under the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. It is also necessary that the public concerned as well as neighbouring Contracting Parties and EU Member States are informed about the project.

In the present procedure, which is based on a complaint submitted to the Secretariat under Article 90 of the Treaty, the subject of the dispute is the environmental impact assessment procedure of the planned thermal power plant Ugljevik 3 in the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which, in the view of the Secretariat, was not carried out in compliance with the Energy Community acquis communautiare on environment.