Tag Archives: EBRD

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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THE CIVIL PUSH TO STOP TAP

3 July 2017 By Sara Stefanini | @SaraStefaninii | With thanks to Anca Gurzu, Kalina Oroschakoff and Marion Solletty Originally published on POLITICO Pro Morning Energy and Environment. A group of scientists, environmental groups, actors and artists are calling on the EU to withdraw its support for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), arguing it would […]

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“Walking The Line”: The “dark” side of the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) [in Greek]

16/06/2017 By Xavier Sol, originally published by Huffington Post Greece. Υπάρχει ένας Έλληνας, ένας Ιταλός και ένας Αζέρος. Κάπως σχετίζονται μεταξύ τους, αλλά όχι, αυτό δεν είναι η αρχή ενός παλιού αστείου. Υπάρχει μια διαδρομή που συνδέει τη ζωή τους και πρόκειται σύντομα να πάρει τη μορφή ενός μακριού αγωγού, αυτού του Νότιου Διάδρομου Φυσικού […]

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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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Out for Summer, Episode 2: how public banks support an unsustainable farming giant in Ukraine, ignoring communities’ rights

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) is a poultry farming giant operating in Ukraine. The company has received several loans by public banks including the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), even though its activities are seriously impacting the environment and local rural communities. The banks have so far declined any […]

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Southern Gas Corridor update: Russian involvement increasingly evident

While new public finance for the Southern Gas Corridor is lining up, the European Commission’s narrative that the pipeline would relieve Europe’s dependence on Russian gas continues to crumble. — By Ido Liven, originally published by Banwkatch — Another chunk of EU public money could soon be going to the Russian component of the Southern […]

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