Archive | September, 2020

EU Watchdog Radio: Episode 11 – Covid-19, vaccines, Big Pharma’s lobby and the quest for transparency

In this new episode, after a long summer break we dive into the topicthat is unfortunately still on everyone’s mind each and every day: theraging pandemic. Our main question: when will there be a vaccine? The second question: who controls the development of those vaccines? And whoprotects the general interest or public health against the problematic,profit-maximising […]

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Banking on high-carbon maritime industry

Aside from aviation and road transportation, the EIB is also greatly contributing to the growth of the maritime industry. This blogpost, building on a section from our recent report “The ‘EU Climate Bank’ – Greenwashing or a banking revolution?”, discusses why such investments are incompatible with the bank’s commitment to align with the Paris Agreement. […]

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Trials start in Italy over the controversial Trans Adriatic Pipeline

On Friday the 11th of September, two trials will start in Lecce. These trials concern on one hand the local opponents to the controversial Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and on the other hand the company promoting the project. In one of the trials stands the Swiss-based company TAP AG – which is promoting one of […]

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Support to motorways and highways: roads to nowhere?

As highlighted in our new report “The ‘EU Climate Bank’ – Greenwashing or a banking revolution?” and in last week’s blogpost on aviation, the EIB’s approach to transport requires a massive revamp if the bank is going to uphold its climate commitments. This blogpost looks into the EIB’s problematic investments in motorways and highways and […]

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