Save Polesia Petition handed over to European Parliament  – EU to investigate Siarzewo barrier decision making

Petition handed over to European Parliament. Wouter Langhout (Save Polesia) and Marek Elas (OTOP – BirdLife Poland) in Brussels

On 22nd of January, we presented the petition against Siarzewo dam and the E40 waterway at the PETI Committee’s monthly hearing in Brussels. The petition by Wemove, Avaaz and the Save Polesia partnership was signed by more than 143 000 people. What is the issue? The Vistula – the Queen of the Polish rivers – … Read more

New report: Siarzewo barrage is a real threat for habitats and species

The Vistula river. Photo by Marek Elas

A new report that shows the devastating impact of E40 waterway on birds, natural habitats and water-dependent species in Poland was published on 2nd of October 2023. The report was prepared at the request of Save Polesia partner OTOP (BirdLife Poland). Despite being aware of the disastrous consequences of the E40 project, the Polish government … Read more

New study: how to unlock the potential of rail freight transport between Poland and Ukraine

Percentage share of containers in transport performance [tkm] of all transported goods for various types of transport. (Bayer et. al. 2021, CCNR report).

The study published by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank in July 2023 suggests developing a backbone of European 1435 mm wide railways on key railway lines between Poland and Ukraine. This means that ideas about E40 waterway connecting the Baltic and Black seas have become even more redundant. The study is part of … Read more