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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 ...
Ukraine's Other Chernobyls For safety reasons, Europe must help the Ukrainian government retire, not revive, its nuclear reactors. Click to read: Ukraine's Other Chernobyls
Discovering Ukraine's Nuclear Shadows Images and reporting from a Bankwatch fact-finding mission to explore the state of nuclear safety in Ukraine. Click to read: Discovering Ukraine's Nuclear Shadows
Unpaid coal bill: Romanian coal exports to Serbia marred by corruption A dodgy deal to export coal from Romania to Serbia has left the Romanian state-owned coal supplier with a potential seven million euros write-off. Click to read: Unpaid coal bill: Romanian coal exports to Serbia marred ...

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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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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