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Entrevista – Xavier Sol: “El brazo financiero de la UE facilita la evasión fiscal, mientras la Comisión trabaja contra ella”

David Penado / 27-09-2016 – El Buletin El director de Counter Balance evalúa la forma en qué se ha estado invirtiendo el dinero de todos los europeos a través del Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI). Counter Balance es una alianza de 9 ONG, como el Observatorio de la Deuda en la Globalización (ODG), especializadas en el campo […]

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European Investment Bank: time to open up

Originally published on Public Finance International. By: Xavier Sol  28 Sep 16 The silent giant of the EU’s economy, the European Investment Bank, needs to be less secretive, more accountable and firmer about corruption. If trust in a common European future is to be rebuilt, the perceived democratic gap between citizens and institutions has to […]

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Un informe denuncia vínculos del Banco Europeo de Inversiones con paraísos fiscales

Originally published on El Boletin. La coalición de ONGs Counter Balance desvela también múltiples casos de puertas giratorias. David P. Fernández / 15-09-2016 La coalición de ONGs, Counter Balance – Challenging public investment banks (Contra Balance – Desafiando a los bancos públicos de inversión) ha publicado un informe en el que analiza el uso que el Banco […]

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La banque de l’UE investit des fonds publics dans les paradis fiscaux

Originally published on Mediapart.fr . PAR LUDOVIC LAMANT ARTICLE PUBLIÉ LE MERCREDI 14 SEPTEMBRE 2016 La  Banque  européenne  d’investissement  (BEI)  a investi près de 500 millions d’euros dans des fonds localisés dans des paradis fiscaux ces dernières années, selon une étude que des ONG publient mercredi. Elles s’inquiètent de l’opacité qui entoure ces placements. De  […]

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Il lato oscuro della Banca Europea per gli investimenti

Originally published on L’Espresso. È il braccio finanziario dell’Unione europea con un portafoglio di miliardi di euro per progetti che portano lavoro, crescita e innovazione. Ma anche operazioni non trasparenti in paradisi fiscali e giurisdizioni sospette, e perfino casi di conflitti di interesse. Come svela il rapporto della ong Counter balance Michele Sasso 14 settembre […]

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Massive EU gas investment a mistake

By Xavier Sol and Kuba Gogolewski, originally appeared in EU Observer BRUSSELS – Friday’s (27 June) gathering of EU ministers is the second time this month to discuss, among other things, Europe’s supply of natural gas.The crisis in Ukraine has been a wakeup call, exposing Brussels’ weak position vis-a-vis Russia which delivers 25 per cent […]

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Azeri gas not such a good idea for EU, say NGOs

They believe that the EU’s preferred gas import plans are not safe energy bets By  Marie-Martine Buckens  originally appeared in Europolitique The EU’s plans to import gas via gas pipelines or liquefied natural gas (LNG) are not only contrary to its long-term climate objectives but also unjustified in the context of the European Commission’s predictions […]

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EBRD in Egypt for the long haul despite tough start

Source: Pete Guest, Emerging Markets The EBRD will stay the course in Egypt, despite the severe political headwinds that have held back the bank’s investments, according to Hildegard Gacek, the managing director responsible for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region at the multilateral The bank began investing in earnest in Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco […]

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Proposed EU loan would make Tunisia’s debt problems worse, say CSOs

MEPs to vote on new loan in April. Tunisia is already paying more to its Western creditors than it receives in loans and grants, and almost all of the new loan would be used for debt repayments. Civil society groups from Tunisia and Europe are urging the European Parliament to concentrate on debt relief instead […]

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European Development Bank: Backward Step On Rights, Says HRW

Source: , Eurasia Review  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) new draft Environment and Social Policy would fail to weed out abusive development projects, seven human rights and bank watchdog organizations said today in a joint statement. The bank’s consultation on the draft policy closes on March 5, 2014. It then has an […]

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