Archive | April, 2020

NGOs call on EIB President to put climate at the heart of recovery package

Today, together with 10 NGOs, we sent an open letter to Werner Hoyer, the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), calling for its new role in the European economic recovery to be consistent with its climate commitments […]

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Counter Balance submits its contribution to the EIB Climate Bank Roadmap

As part of the consultation opened by the EIB, we submitted our recommendations for the bank to truly become the “EU Climate Bank”. Find our submission and summary of our key demands here.

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Policy Brief: EIB’s role in the EU Covid-19 crisis response

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, European governments have been developing public stimulus packages to help relaunch the economy and avoid a historic recession. As the ‘EU Bank’, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will play a flagship role under the EU recovery package in response to the health crisis and its economic consequences…

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 4: Good ways out of the corona crisis?

In the fourth episode, we talk with five experts from civil society organisations about the Covid-19 crisis.

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British managers of EIB-funded Kenyan firm accused of fraud, bribery and “highly questionable business practices”

The European Investment Bank was warned by whistle blowers in 2015 of the alleged corruption and mismanagement by Spencon’s ECP Africa-appointed managers.

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Counter Balance Activity Report 2019

Curious to what we’ve been up to in 2019? Whether it’s pushing the European Investment Bank into becoming a fossil free EIB by no longer investing in unabated fossil fuels or by publishing reports on the Juncker Plan or corruption. From climate and human rights to transparency, read about our most recent achievements below in […]

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Public health, the European Investment Bank’s amnesia

Translated from an original blogpost in Italian by Re:Common, available at https://www.recommon.org/sanita-pubblica-le-amnesie-della-bei/  Behind the scenes of the virtual European summit held on the 26th of March to find common measures regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, sent a letter to all European Finance Ministers with his own […]

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