Archive | December, 2009

Desperately Seeking … Poverty Eradication, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development! November 18-19 Conference Conclusions

28 December 2009 Why major reforms are needed in the new EIB external lending mandate. “Major structural reforms needed,” concludes civil society after Counter Balance’s 2-day  November conference in Brussels on the European Investment Bank and its role in development. Civil society was invited to the European Parliament on November 19, 2009, to present its […]

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African testimonies at Belgian Senate reveal the dark side of European Investment Bank’s financial might

The winners and losers from the European Investment Bank’s loans in Africa were sharply distinguished today at the Belgian Senate by civil society representatives from Chad, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently on an advocacy mission in Paris and Brussels. The three speakers described in detail the economic, environmental and social hardship […]

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