Between TAP and a hard place – Albanian farmers receive peanuts after losing land and livelihoods to gas pipeline

Originally published by Bankwatch. Interviews in Albania revealed a barrage of complaints about how the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline has been treating farmers affected by the mega gas project that may soon receive a record loan from the European Investment Bank. Sven Haertig-Tokarz, Web editor  |  30 November 2017 The full report from the fact-finding mission is available for […]

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New EU External Investment Plan risks sidelining development objectives

29.11.2017 Brussels/Abidjan As EU leaders meet their African counterparts in Abidjan for the 5th European Union/African Union summit, the European External Investment Plan (EIP) is in the spotlight. It is portrayed as the perfect recipe for the EU to combine development aid with  migration control and economic interests. But such a plan risks deviating from […]

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True or False: The European External Investment Plan

On 14 September 2016 the European Commission proposed an External Investment Plan (EIP) ‘to encourage investment in our partner countries in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood region, to strengthen its partnerships and contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, helping to address some root causes of migration’. The True or False factsheet answers important questions […]

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Despite Commission promise, new list of energy infrastructure ‘projects of common interest’ prioritises climate-wrecking fossil gas

November 24th, 2017 350.org, Corporate Europe Observatory, Counter Balance, PowerShift, Gastivists, Justice and Environment, Food & Water Europe BRUSSELS —Today, the European Commission presented its third “Projects of Common Interest” (PCI) list composed of energy infrastructure projects. It contains around 90 gas infrastructure projects. This is even more than the list of 2015 and directly contradicts […]

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Solidarity protests demand EIB pledge against financing new pipeline

Originally published by 350.org. 14th November, Europe. Starting today activists are undertaking an international series of coordinated protests at financial institutions and the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany to demand that the European Investment Bank (EIB) pledges not to sink public funds into a risky new gas expansion project – the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). […]

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New report: Juncker Plan backs billions in fossil fuels and carbon-heavy infrastructure

14 November 2017 Brussels, Bonn — While in Bonn at the UN climate talks the EU touts the Paris Agreement, back in Brussels the European Union is set to continue a funding tool that in last two years has lent billions of euros for fossil fuels projects, finds a new study from CEE Bankwatch Network, […]

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