Live media briefing: The Southern Gas Corridor – a threat to the climate and human rights

The briefing will be live streamed on this page on September 12, 2016 at 11 am CET. Watch the briefing on YouTube>> In light of record loans that the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline project could soon receive from European and other international financial institutions, campaigners will explore in a live online discussion the multitude of […]

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Why the Southern Gas Corridor is the wrong fix for Europe’s future

By Xavier Sol, originally published on Public Finance International. A mega project to pipe gas from Azerbaijan to Europe both rewards an autocratic regime and promotes a misleading energy model While the international consensus over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been shaken again after the Polish anti-monopoly watchdog halted the joint venture between Russia’s […]

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‘We have no other option’ – Albanian communities face unjust resettlement process for Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

By Anna Roggenbuck, originally published by CEE Bankwatch Network. What is a perceived source of security for some can be a source of instability for others’ lives. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the most western part of the Southern Gas Corridor, a pipeline project to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is promoted by the […]

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Analysis – What’s New in the Investment Plan for Europe: Business as Usual or Genuine Innovation?

In November 2014 the European Commission (EC) announced a new investment plan that is to unlock investment in the real economy of over EUR 300 billion from 2015 to 2017. A new report by Counter Balance “What’s new in the Investment Plan for Europe: business as usual or genuine innovation?” launched today provides a first […]

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Report: The Trans Adriatic Pipeline, an Opportunity or a Scam in the Making for Albania?

A new report published today by Re:Common and Counter Balance reveals how the preparations for the construction of the Albanian section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) are not on schedule and are putting private interests way out in front of the public interest in one of Europe’s poorest countries. In the context of the […]

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Civil society coalition calls for human rights respect by development banks worldwide

Increasingly, communities and civil society organisations who speak out about development activities are finding themselves under attack. In this reality of criminalisation of human rights and environmental defenders and shrinking space for participation in development, development banks have a responsibility to ensure that their activities do not cause or contribute to human rights violations, including […]

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