28.05.2021

ConFESsions Podcast Episode 2: Aleksandar Jovanović Ćuta (Odbranimo reke Stare planine)

Our video podcast continues with episode 2, where Hana Sokolović as our reporter spoke with Aleksandar Jovanović Ćuta, on behalf of a citizens’ movement, “Odbranimo reke Stare planine” (Defending the rivers of Old Mountains).

This group is fighting to preserve the rivers and waterfalls in the Old Mountains in Serbia. According to the group, there are government-endorsed plans to build over hundreds of mini hydro-plants all over this national nature park and the entire country, and thus entrapping these beautiful rivers in pipes. Those plans would result in permanent damages to the environment. All that would be thone for the production of less than 1% of the electricity that Serbia currently demands. The revenue from the production process would be pocketed by private companies.

The full episode is available on the official ConFESsions YouTube channel.

The citizens’ group states that their fight surpasses partisan, ideological, and all other – they are united by their determination to prevent the destruction of the opulent nature in Serbia. “It is inconceivable to me that we are even discussing whether it is normal for someone to come and steal the river in which you learned how to walk.”

For more information about the ConFESsions Podcast, take a look at https://soe.fes.de/features/confessions-podcastour website.

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