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Ruling: EIB weakens EU efforts to strengthen rule of law In an unprecedented ruling this week, the European Ombudsman concluded that the EIB's behaviour was "totally unacceptable" in a road project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Click to read: European Ombudsman: EIB weakens EU efforts to strengthen rule of
Can the EIB move ahead of the pack on climate? Gearing up for an increased role in spurring growth in Europe the European Investment Bank must keep in mind that we can no longer afford growth without sustainability. Click to read: Can the EIB move ahead of the pack on climate?
Fraud charges at Slovenia's Sostanj lignite power plant Ten people have been charged with fraud in relation to the beleaguered Sostanj 6 project, causing a suspected EUR 284 million in financial harm to Slovene electricity consumers. Click to read: Slovenia coal fraud charges serve as warning ...
Details on coal investments in the Balkans Find background details on planned new coal capacities in the Balkans, project and country profiles, regulatory background, and more. Click to visit our coal campaign
Watch live On Friday, October 10 at 10 CET we will talk about plans for new coal in the Balkan region and contrast it with the bigger European picture on coal. Link to Coal in the Balkans live event

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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