Poçem lawsuit accepted by Albanian Administrative Court

The judge officially accepted our Poçem lawsuit in court © Olta HadushajYesterday, the second preparatory session in regards to our Poçem HPP complaint was held in the Administrative Court of Albania and the judge officially accepted the lawsuit. Representatives of the Ministry of Energy and the Kovly Energji company were present. As for the National Agency of Environment, no representative attended today’s session, even though they are a defending party in this case concerning the public consultation process and environmental declaration.

The lawsuit opened by national and international NGOs together with 38 affected residents of the Poçem HPP will continue with the next session on March 30, at 14:00, in which the judgement will be opened.

The grounds of the lawsuit include an inadequate Environmental Impact Assessment and the absence of proper public consultation of affected residents.