21 May 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
VIENNA (Global Post) — The frenzy to build hydropower stations across the Carpathian mountains poses an "imminent" threat to biodiversity in Eastern Europe, conservationist group WWF warned Monday. "The planned co
15 Apr 2013 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Novinite,com) — Bulgaria's and Romania's Ministries of Environment have signed a memorandum to expand and jointly manage protected wetland areas along their Danube border. The plan, drafted by the WWF, is to
15 Apr 2013 - 08:31 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Water World) — The Bulgarian municipality of Silistra has opened two tender procedures for construction and reconstruction works on its water supply network with a total indicative value of $38.8 million USD, n
8 Apr 2013 - 08:56 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (novinite.com) — Code yellow has been declared Monday in Bulgaria due to heavy downpours, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, has announced. Code yel
20 Mar 2013 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
CAN THO (Eurasia Review) — Asian and European representatives meet in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in Vietnam on March 21-22 to discuss closer Asia-Europe cooperation on water resource and river basin management.
13 Mar 2013 - 07:58 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Balkans.com) — Romanian President Traian Basescu suggested on Monday the loans granted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) could be used to develop three large investment projects, given the limited
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The city of Bucharest is seeking some $5.2 billion USD in funding from the European Union for water infrastructure projects through 2020, including the long-planned Danube-Bucharest Canal.
5 Feb 2013 - 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Water Stewardship (EWS), an initiative of the Brussels-based European Water Partnership, announced last week that it had awarded its first-ever “Gold level” standard certification to t
28 Jan 2013 - 08:51 by Local Press Report
BELGRADE (China Daily) — A Chinese company is likely to be among the top candidates to cooperate with Serbia, as the Balkan country plans to build a landmark navigable canal, a senior Serbian official said on Saturday.&n
10 Jan 2013 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
BELGRADE (Water World) — The water utility serving the Serbian city of Novi Sad, Vodovod i Kanalizacija, said it plans to invest over $29.4 million USD in water and sewer system upgrades in 2013. The utility company
29 Oct 2012 - 09:07 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Focus Information Agency) — Bulgaria’s early warning system on flood prevention for the catchment basin of the Maritsa and Tundzha River declared Cod Orange for the Tundzha River close to the town of Elhovo, the press office
12 Oct 2012 - 08:33 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Act Media) — The Romania Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MMP) announced in a specialized conference the completion of the Atlas of the Danube drainage basin flood hazard and flood risk maps, worked out as
8 Aug 2012 - 08:46 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Balkans.com) — Romanian hydropower producer Hidroelectrica activated on Tuesday the force majeure for a second year in a row and will reduce its power output in August by more than one quarter due to a dramatic d
21 May 2012 - 19:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, MUKACHEVO — The water supply and wastewater company in Mukachevo, a city located in the valley of the Latorica River in Ukraine’s Zakarpattia province, has caused a sewage leak into the river, The Ukrainian
9 May 2012 - 09:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s new Minister of Environment and Forests Attila Korodi in late April launched a $71.7 million USD program to control nitrate pollution in 69 rural communities where water sources have be
5 Apr 2012 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)) — Conservation organization WWF has welcomed the decision by Bulgaria’s Cabinet to abandon plans to build the 2000 megawatt Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River close to the Romanian bord
28 Mar 2012 - 16:36 by Local Press Report
ZAGREB (AFP) — The WWF said March 23 that it handed the Croatian government a petition with more than 200,000 signatures to stop plans to channel part of the Danube which it says would endanger pristine wetland
14 Mar 2012 - 12:55 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (EurActiv) — When blood-red sludge broke through containment walls in the Hungarian town of Ajka in October 2010, the immediate concern was the safety of hundreds of nearby residents.
7 Mar 2012 - 17:10 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)) — The Danube River near Silistra froze again on February 27, 2012 after, the previous day, warmer temperatures prompted ice drifts to float downstream, damaging port infrastructure.
7 Mar 2012 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
BELGRADE/SOFIA (Southeast European Times) — As the Danube River -- the second longest in Europe -- quickly thaws after more than three weeks of snow and freezing temperatures, the dangers of flooding is a top concern for the Southeast Euro
11 Jan 2012 - 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will lend about $11.5 million USD for Braila County’s water supply and wastewater systems, and another $13 million USD to authori
1 Dec 2011 - 10:42 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (Budapest Business Journal (Hungary)) — Hungary has completed a project to improve water quality in the Danube.
19 Oct 2011 - 09:03 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (AFP) — An Austrian government expert warned that a toxic red mud reservoir in Almasfuzito, bordering the Danube in northern Hungary, is a “high risk site.” Karl Lorber of the Austrian Environmental Advi
5 Oct 2011 - 09:16 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Romania-Insider) — Romanian energy producer Hidroelectrica has activated a force majeure clause on its energy supply contracts due to ongoing drought in the country.
17 Aug 2011 - 09:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Apa Nova Bucuresti, the water and sewage management company in the Romanian capital, will invest $56.6 million USD in a major project to clean the entire sewage infrastructure system serving
20 Jul 2011 - 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Work on a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant serving 100,000 people in the city of Giurgiu and nearby rural areas in southern Romania on the border with Bulgaria will be completed in Jul
29 Jun 2011 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (IEWY News) — The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.
11 May 2011 - 09:13 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Sofia News Agency (Bulgaria)) — Five navigation spots in the Bulgarian section of the Danube River are critical due to low water levels, according to Bulgarian authorities.
27 Apr 2011 - 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — The five Tisza River basin countries -- the Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia -- on April 11 signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in water management and protection o
20 Apr 2011 - 08:57 by Local Press Report
LUXEMBOURG (IEWY News) — The 27 European Union member states have endorsed the EU Strategy for the Danube Region at a recent meeting in Luxembourg. The strategy was adopted by the European Commission last December.
13 Apr 2011 - 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST — Areas severely damaged six months ago by a ruptured aluminum tailings dam near Ajka, Hungary have seen little of the cleanup and support promised by authorities, according to the international en
16 Feb 2011 - 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST — Toxic sludge from the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt aluminum production plant, owned by MAL Zrt, is still being released and polluting waterways as wastewater, according to the Hungarian branch of intern
16 Feb 2011 - 10:13 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (ACTmedia (Romania)) — Projects that are to be included in Romania’s Action Plan for the Danube Region include construction of the Danube-Bucharest Canal, creation of an international institute for the Danube Delta and
9 Feb 2011 - 10:13 by Local Press Report
ZAGREB (France24) — Croatia’s new river regulation projects could wipe out endangered species and violate the EU Water Framework Directive, according to international environmental NGO WWF.
18 Jan 2011 - 20:00 by Local Press Report
SERBIA, BELGRADE (Emportal (Serbia)) — BELGRADE | Source: EMPortal (Serbia)
20 Oct 2010 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST, Romania (ACTmedia (Romania)) — The water quality in the Danube River in Bazias, where the Danube enters Romania in the southwest, is being measured at every three hours. Local Committees for Emergency Situations were warned
10 Mar 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST (EurActiv) — Leaders from Central and Eastern Europe expressed support for the new EU strategy for the Danube region, but said they are not providing new funding for it. Prime ministers from eight EU
3 Mar 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST (Budapest Business Journal (Hungary)) — A $585 million USD sewerage project in Budapest has brought the proportion of treated wastewater flowing into the Danube to nearly 100 percent, according to officials.
27 Jan 2010 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS, Belgium (The Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)) — The European Parliament on January 21 passed a resolution calling on the European Commission to "start broad consultations as soon as possible with all countries along the Danube and to determine a
9 Dec 2009 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
SERBIA, BELGRADE (Financiarul (Romania)) — Electricity producer Hidroelectrica has asked the Serbian government to say whether or not it will participate directly in construction of a new hydropower plant on the Danube or collect the rights