My Articles About Western Balkan - Thomas Waitz

Open letter to Commissioner for Environment on illegal clear-cuts in Croatia

At the end of August I visited three forest areas in Croatia together with the Croatian NGO “Green Squad” and their spokesperson Vesna Grgić. We went to Crna Mlaka, Varoški lug and Bilogora, which are protected areas under Natura 2000 and the Ramsar Convention. The clear-cuts I saw there were shocking. Field visit to Croatian […]

New Report on Deforestation in Croatia

The new Report on Deforestation in Croatia shows Massive Corruption and Ecological Mismanagement which has led to severe illegal clear cuts in...

Open Letter to Edi Rama: Protect the …

The approval procedure for a hydroelectric power plant on one of the last wild rivers in Europe, Vjosa, was discontinued. The Albanian...

EU-Western Balkans Summit: enlargement …

New developments are afoot in European enlargement policy! The European Council decision of 26 March to open EU accession negotiations with Albania...

Call to uphold the democratic will …

We, the undersigned, note with growing concern the political developments in recent days in the Republic of Kosovo. We urgently warn against...

Open letter to Thaçi: Protect Kosovos …

Following the no-confidence vote of 23 March against Prime Minister Albin Krtin’s Government, democracy in Kosovo is under attack. The announcement by...