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Support for ‘off-balance’ projects?

The EIB describes its mission as being “to further the objectives of the European Union by making long-term finance available for sound investment… Through our own lending operations and our ability to attract other financing, we widen the range of funding possibilities.” This suggests that at least two principles should be at the heart of […]

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Nan Theun II hydropower project, Laos

The USD 1,3 billion Nam Theun 2 (NT2) hydropower project in central Laos displaced 6,200 indigenous peoples on the Nakai Plateau.  More than 110,000 people downstream, who depend on the Xe Bang Fai and Nam Theun rivers for their livelihoods, have been directly affected by the project, due to destruction of fisheries, flooding of riverbank […]

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The EIB’s malignant myths

By David Cronin in New Europe Does Philippe Maystadt have the cushiest job in the EU bureaucracy? For the past eleven years, Maystadt has been president of the European Investment Bank. It is a post that has required him to move from his native Belgium to Luxembourg but that drawback has been compensated for by […]

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Zambian media coverage of Mopani audit

POST NEWSPAPER 1. Mopani is dodging taxes – CSOs -10 Feb. 2011 2. Mopani, taxes -10 Feb. 2011, 3. Prof Saasa urges govt to re-think its position on mining taxes– 11 Feb. 2011 4. Windfall tax justified– 12 Feb. 2011 5. Nawakwi demands audit of all mines -12 Feb. 2011 6. Foreign mine owners have […]

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Zambia Says Glencore-Owned Mine May Have Erred on Taxes

By Anthony Mukwit in Business Week (Bloomberg) Zambian authorities say there may have been “irregularities” in tax submissions by Glencore International AG’s Mopani Copper Mines Plc, the director general of the country’s revenue authority said. “If we establish that there is a shortfall in what Mopani submitted, they may have to settle the difference and […]

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La Bei e l’Ue al centro dello scandalo della Mopani Copper Mine dello Zambia

In Greenpost.it LIVORNO. Eurodad, Tax Justice Network, Ctpd e Counter Balance – Réformer la Bei, una colazione di Ong di cui fanno parte anche Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (Crbm Italia) Cee Bankwatch Network (Europa centrale e orientale), les Amis de la Terre (Francia), Urgewald e Weed (Germania), BothEnds (Olanda), Bretton Woods Project […]

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