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St. Petersburg/Sarajevo, 04 December 2021, dtt-net.com – The leader of Bosnia Serbs, Milorad Dodik, said after meetings he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexey Miller, the chief of Russian gas giant Gazprom, that the gas price for the Serb entity from the company remains the same as for Serbia until end of May.


Brussels, 03 December 2021, dtt-net.com – EU’s executive body, the European Commission today said support to Serbia’s lithium project “is conditional to its regulatory framework and practices being fully aligned with EU’s environment rules, including on waste and water management", as authorities in Belgrade are faced with street protests over environmental concerns over the mining and processing of the lithium for production of batteries.


Moscow/Sarajevo, 02 December 2021, dtt-net.com – Leader of Bosnia Serbs, Milorad Dodik, says the entity will most likely start construction works of a new gas interconnector to Serbia next year to be linked with the Russian owned Turksteam aimed at further gasification and construction of two gas-fired power plants in the entity.


Belgrade, 01 December 2021, dtt-net.com – Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, today said authorities will wait from the British-Australian Rio Tinto for the environmental impact, which will take 12 to 15 months, before taking any further decision on the massive lithium mining project in the west of the country.


Belgrade, 30 November 2021, dtt-net.com  - Ministers of the two countries met today in Serbian capital and vowed to work for construction of a gas interconnector and other type of cooperation in energy between the two sides.


Skopje, 29 November 2021, dtt-net.com - French company Aquo Energy will invest 270 Euro million in a solar power plant in North Macedonia, the government in Skopje announced, as the country is accelerating renewable energy; on top of recently announced natural gas projects, for production of electricity.


Belgrade, 26 November 2021, dtt-net.com – Several environmental organizations in Serbia are to stage a massive protest Saturday across the country against the two laws approved yesterday by the parliament, which they say are designed to accommodate interests of the British-Australian Rio Tinto company for the massive lithium mining project in the west of the country.


Prishtina, 25 November 2021, dtt-net.com – Kosovan premier Albin Kurti today said that “soon” Serbs in four northern municipalities will start receiving electricity bills as they have not been paying since the end of the 1998-1999 war.


Sochi/Belgrade, 25 November 2021, dtt-net.com – Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to the old natural gas price of 270 USD per cubic meter for Serbia for the next six months, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced after the meeting the two had in Sochi.


Skopje, 19 November 2021, dtt-net.com – North Macedonia’s government and representatives of the state-owned electricity company ESM have entered talks with the Japanese Mitsubishi for construction of a power plant of 250MWh in south-western town Bitola with the American natural gas to be imported through the Greek LNG terminal in Alexandroupolis.