Case ECS-09/18: Serbia / environment

summary of the case

status: opened under Article 91
registered: upon complaint 18.09.2018

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 extension of the Drmno lignite mine, in the case of which, in the view of the Secretariat, the obligation of an environmental impact assessment was not implemented in compliance with the Energy Community acquis communautiare on environment.