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Azeri regime stifles criticism, European lender must take measures Ahead of the European Games Azerbaijan is denying critics entry to the country. How much more until the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will react? Click to read: Azeri regime stifles criticism, European lender must take measure
Will energy efficiency be sidelined in the Energy Union's implementation? Looking at current discussions, the Energy Union may not prioritise energy efficiency enough to help Europe become climate-friendly. Click to read: Will energy efficiency be sidelined in the Energy Union...
Transforming development finance? EU development banks fail on aid transparency Europe’s two multilateral development banks are indicative of the altogether rather disappointing outcome of the 2015 Aid Transparency Review Click to read: Transforming development finance? EU development banks fail ...
Eighty hectares of forest still standing in the lignite county of Gorj, Romania Another environmental permit for the deforestation of 80 hectares of forest has been cancelled by a Bucharest court, following a Bankwatch Romania petition. Click to read: Eighty hectares of forest still standing in Gorj
Europe's Caspian gas dreams weaken human rights in Azerbaijan A planned mega gas pipeline to import Caspian gas illustrates how repressive governments are partners for Europe’s pet energy projects. Click to read: Europe's Caspian gas dreams - a nightmare come true ...

CEE Bankwatch Network works across the central and eastern European region to monitor the activities of international financial institutions and propose constructive environmental and social alternatives to the policies and projects they support.

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Countries in south-eastern Europe are strategic partner countries for the EU's energy sector. They also have high ambitions for coal power.

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Who we monitor


EBRD

EBRD

Promoting market economies, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's notion of transition is often blind to its impacts on people and the planet.

EIB

EIB

One of the world's biggest public lenders, the European Investment Bank notoriously neglects environmental and social aspects and acts far away from public control.

EU funds

EU funds

Incoherent funding priorities and inadequate national implementation often inhibit real social, economical and environmental sustainability.

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