About the book

Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans is the product of original research of ten journalists selected from South East Europe to participate in 2008 programme of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

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A looming crisis over energy has hit the countries of South East Europe at an unfortunate time. No sooner have most ordinary people in these countries finally gained access to energy on a scale that Western Europeans have long taken for granted, than their governments already face pressure to cut carbon emissions through the adoption of alternative, cleaner energy.

At the same time, the geographical location of these countries has made them subjects of geopolitical rivalries, with both Russia and the European Union wooing them to their often-conflicting agendas. These factors explain why our choice of energy as this year’s theme for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence appeared especially appropriate.

Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans is the product of original research of ten journalists selected from South East Europe to participate in 2008 programme of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

Initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and Erste Foundation, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, this programme responds with financial and professional support to the growing need in the region to foster quality reporting, encourage regional networking among journalists and advance balanced coverage on complex reform issues that are central to the region as well as to the European Union.

Impressum

POWER STRUGGLE: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans

Edited by Marcus Tanner
Sarajevo, 2008

Editorial Team: Marcus Tanner, Gordana Igric, Prabha Chandran, Ana Petruseva, Albena Shkodrova, Besar Likmeta, Davor Glavas, Krenar Gashi, Marian Chiriac, Mark Pullen, Srecko Latal.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence
An initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

Published in 2008 by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network, Obala Kulina bana 10, 71000 Sarajevo , Bosnia - Herzegovina .

Designed by Branislava Stefanovic.
Cover photograph by Jack Horst.

Printed in Serbia by Rotografika d.o.o.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, or stored in any retrieval system of any nature, without the written permission of the copyright holder and the publisher, application for which shall be made to the publisher.

© Robert Bosch Stiftung, ERSTE Foundation and Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network 2008

This publication is not for commercial use.

Publishing

Since the aim of this programme is to tackle the deficit in information and analysis on transitional challenges and opportunities in the Balkans, media outlets in the region, European Union and further afield are encouraged to republish articles.
 
We have a range of appropriate linked photography which is available in high resolution for print media use.
 
Translations of articles in local languages are also available on request.
 
The articles are available for faithful citation and republication free of charge, and we would appreciate that the following conditions are met:
 
The author is given proper credit and his/her name appears prominently with the article.
 
The following text appears prominently with the article: "This article was produced as part of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence"
 
Information about republication is sent to:
 
Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic,
Gospodar Jevremova 47/III
Belgrade, Serbia
Tel/fax +381 6 5555 91,
d.obradovic@birn.eu.com ,
 
or any other member of editorial staff of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network  for our record keeping.

Fellows

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Zvezdana Crnogorac
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Stanimir Vaglenov
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Mirsad Bajtarevic
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Magda Munteanu
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Lavdim Hamidi
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Gjergj Erebara
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Darko Duridanski
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Dalibor Dobric
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Andreea Gheorghe
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Aleksandra Stankovic

Topic

Topic 2008: Energy

Energy is a topic that preoccupies officials, politicians and citizens across Europe - and arguably one of the biggest challenges facing this continent and the international community.