Tag Archives: corruption

Uncertainty looms on the future of TAP, as EBRD envisages loan decision

By Elena Gerebizza, Re:Common After months of suspense and hesitations, the new Italian government is finally settled in Rome and didn’t wait long to fire out some first juicy declarations. Based on a “political contract” between the 5star Movement and the Northern League, the government’s patchwork agenda envisages to re-discuss planned big infrastructure projects – […]

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With a little help from the European Commission: TAP and the Southern Gas Corridor

by Elena Gerebizza, originally published by Re:Common Last week Baku hosted the 4th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council Meeting. The event saw the participation of representatives from the governments involved in the project, but also the European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, who in the last few months hasn’t missed a single chance to stress […]

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NEW VIDEO: The Southern Gas Corridor, a “Treachery of Images” for the EU’s future

As the European Investment Bank prepares to vote next Feb 6 on a € 1.5bn loan to the western leg of the gas mega-pipeline (the Trans Adriatic Pipeline – TAP), a new NGO video presents the blatant contradictions of this EU-sponsored project locking us in a fossil-fuel future What do Magritte’s famous painting from 1928 […]

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TANAP LOAN PROPOSALS UNDER FIRE

15 September 2017 By Kalina Oroschakoff | @MaKaOro | With thanks to Marion Solletty and Sara Stefanini. Originally published on POLITICO Pro Morning Energy and Environment. NGOs are stepping up their protests against the Southern Gas Corridor after the ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ money laundering scandal broke earlier this month. The European Investment Bank’s (EIB’s) board is […]

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Southern Gas Corridor is the missing piece of Azerbaijani Laundromat puzzle

6 September 2017 Letter published on the Guardian by Sarah Shoraka Platform, Elena Gerebizza Re:Common, Xavier Sol Counter Balance, Anna Roggenbuck Bankwatch The Azerbaijani regime wants to present a positive image in Europe because it needs support for its flagship project, write four campaigners The Guardian’s Azerbaijani Laundromat investigation (UK at heart of $3bn secret […]

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Major European loan to controversial Azerbaijani gas pipeline risks fuelling corruption, human rights abuse and climate change

October 18, 2017 Prague, Brussels A USD 500 million loan approved today by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the construction of the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) would enable this massive fossil fuels project while overlooking the continued repression of civil society and media in both Azerbaijan and Turkey. Traversing Turkey, from […]

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