Tag Archives: human rights

European Bank Threatens Step Backwards on Accountability

By Nezir Sinani, from Bank Information Center Europe. Originally published by Huffington Post US. Do you know which international financial institution (IFI) lends the most money? If you guessed the World Bank, you are wrong. You’ll find the answer in Luxembourg —- it’s the European Investment Bank (EIB). All of the existing IFIs have an […]

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EU bank accused of muzzling watchdog

19 September 2017 By Jean Comte, originally published on EU Observer.    

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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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EU urged to honour Paris Agreement, withdraw support for gas mega-pipeline

July 3, 2017 by Elena Gerebizza from Energy Campaigner Re:Common, Adriana Paradiso from Counter Balance and Melanie Mattauch from 350.org. Originally published on Blogactiv.eu. In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas […]

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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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REDD inequity writ large: €4.4 million for Althelia Climate Fund in “management fees”, while villagers in Kenya ask “How is the carbon benefiting me?”

9 March 2017 By Chris Lang, originally published on Redd Monitor. A new report by Re:Common and Counter Balance investigates the Althelia Climate Fund and its investment in a REDD project in Kenya. The report highlights the findings of a July 2016 visit to the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project area in Kenya. Re:Common and Counter […]

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