3 results for month: 03/2015


“S.O.S. Adriatic” calls on OMV to withdraw from signing a contract that will harm the Adriatic

Activists of the Coalition S.O.S. Adriatic, together with their Austrian partners Global2000, today held a protest performance and a press conference outside of the headquarters of the oil company OMV in Vienna. Austrian OMV, as part of a consortium with the American oil company Matrathon Oil received a preliminary permit for the biggest number of exploration fields in the Adriatic. Overall, these include seven fields in the middle and southern Adriatic, some of which are in immediate vicinity of the Kornati National Park, Nature Park Lastovo Islands, Mljet National Park and Dubrovnik. Government intends to give the concession precisely to OMV. Last ...

Proposal on Safety in Offshore Research Act: A Drilling of Common Sense!

The organizations gathered in the coalition S.O.S. Adriatic demand the withdrawal of the proposed Safety in Offshore Research and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons Act, which represents a clear and crude distortion of the EU Directive. The proposed Safety in Offshore Research and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons Act strives to preserve the current chaotic situation and entrust the responsibility of environmental and safety supervision over offshore petroleum activities to the Agency for Hydrocarbons (AZU). In this way, the fundamental principle of the Directive on the Safety in Offshore and Oil Activities has been impudently disregarded. The Directive ...

Protest against the announced oil and gas exploration in Budva

The Coalition S.O.S. Adriatic joined a protest against the announced oil and gas exploration in the Adriatic Sea in Budva on Tuesday 10th March. The protest was organised by our colleagues at Green Home. The reason for the protest was the Adriatic summit on oil and gas, which was held on that day in Budva, and which aimed to examine the current opportunities and challenges in exploitation of oil and gas in the Adriatic region. Protest gathered activists of environmental organizations from Montenegro, who carried banners saying “No drilling in the Adriatic”, “Montenegro oil beauty”, “Do not use Adriatic for private exploitation”, and ...