Archive | October, 2011

Art installation at Berlaymont denounces banking on coal

At the Berlaymont building in Brussels a remarkable action took place yesterday. With an art installation that symbolizes EU citizens locked in a polluted environment, the Slovenian artist Marko Kumer Murč and the Slovene environmentalists from Focues protest against European public and private banks pouring hundreds of millions of euros into a new lignite plant […]

Read more

There is a light at the end of the EIB tunnel

Yesterday, quite some civil society organisations – including Counter Balance, Bankwatch, Amnesty International, WWF, Transparency International, Eurodad and others – went down to Luxemburg to attend the first meeting ever with the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB). A long awaited first step towards a more open relation with civil society. Why […]

Read more