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    Reference: SG/E/2013/01
    Received Date: 06 March 2013
    Subject: Marišćina County Waste Management Centre
    Complainant: Krizni Eko Stožer Marišćina (NGO)
    Allegations: The allegations concern the implementation of the project, the impact on the environment; the selected waste management technology and the project costs.
    Type: E - Environmental and social impacts of financed projects
    Suggestions for improvement: no
    Dispute Resolution*

    * Admissibility date reflects the date the case was officially registered. All other dates pertain to the date in which a stage was completed.

    Case Description


    In March 2013, the European Investment Bank’s Complaints Mechanism (EIB-CM) received a complaint from Udruga Krizni Eko stožer Marišćina, a non-governmental organisation focusing on waste management related issues on the territory of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in Croatia. The complaint consists of a number of allegations concerning the implementation of the project, impact on the environment, selected waste management technology and project costs.

    EIB-CM Action

    In 2018, the EIB-CM completed the Conclusions Report.

    Conclusion and Recommendation

    In respect to the project plans and/or applicable standards, the EIB-CM concluded that (i) in respect to five allegations, the project was in line with the project plans and/or applicable standards; (ii) in respect to one allegation, the project encountered challenges but these challenges have since been resolved; and (iii) in respect to three allegations, the project was not yet fully in line with the project plans/or applicable standards.  The EIB has confirmed that as part of its monitoring, it will continue to follow-up on these issues.

    Considering the carried out EIB’s project review and monitoring, the EIB-CM concluded that the allegations are ungrounded in respect to the role of the EIB. 

    The EIB-CM made a number of suggestions to the EIB, including, to offer technical assistance to the national authorities in ensuring off-take of the fuel produced by CWMCs in Croatia.