Brnabic says Serbia ready for Chapter 27: Environment

NEWS 26.04.2021 14:10
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Source: TANJUG/VLADA REPUBLIKE SRBIJE/SLOBODAN MILJEVIĆ

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Monday that Serbia has drawn up its negotiating position for Chapter 27: Environment which she said is the most expensive chapter in the pre-accession negotiations with the European Union.

She told a meeting with representatives of the National Convent for the EU that Serbia will have to continue aligning itself with EU standards after it becomes a member of the Union. According to Brnabic, Serbia did not have any filters on its thermal power plants before 2014, adding that 600 million Euro has been invested in pollution prevention systems on power plants. She said that waste water processing facilities will now be built in 27 local communities.

“I think it’s a good thing that we’re dealing with environmental protection which is a decades-old problem which we did not have the money and time to focus on because other things were a priority,” she said.

Speaking about criticism of wind farms and mini hydro-power plants, she said that she sees no alternative to power plants “unless we want to live without electricity”.