Tag Archives: corruption

Turkish gas companies with corrupt past get World Bank loan

Originally published on Climate Home. Businessmen who have secured contracts to build massive gas pipeline linking EU and Azerbaijan were convicted for tender rigging and bribery. By Karl Mathiesen The World Bank has approved $800m in loans for a gas pipeline through Turkey and Azerbaijan that will be built by several companies with a history of corruption scandals. […]

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Revealed: the EU’s flagship energy project is built by companies with a legacy of corruption

December 13, 2016 Prague – CEE Bankwatch Network No less than 15 firms contracted to build the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), the two main sections of the so-called Southern Gas Corridor, have been implicated in various forms of corruption in the past, according to a CEE Bankwatch Network report […]

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New report analyses “corrupt but legal” practices in development finance

Brussels, 9 December 2016 Is corruption defined solely within the boundaries of what is legal? Is the deterioration of our democratic societies limited to officially acknowledged crimes such as bribes, money laundering and fraud? The answer is no, according to Counter Balance’s latest analysis “Corrupt but legal” published today, on the occasion of the International […]

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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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Report: Institutionalized Corruption in Romania’s Third Largest Company

Brussels, July 12 Counter Balance and its partner CEE Bankwatch have launched a new report exploring corruption cases in Romania’s third largest company. The Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC) is a key player in the energy sector in Romania and today operates ten lignite mines and four power plants. Supposed recipient of a EUR 200 million […]

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Parliament gets tough on control of EU Bank’s funds

In its annual resolution on the European Investment Bank adopted today in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament have criticised the bank’s support to projects under corruption investigations. They also called on the EIB to go further on fighting climate change, tax evasion and tax dodging. Counter Balance and CEE Bankwatch Network welcome the positions […]

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Highway to hell – European money fuelling controversial infrastructure projects

Counter Balance and Re:Common are glad to announce the launch of their latest report “Highway to Hell”. Providing an in-depth analysis of two major infrastructure projects in the Veneto region in Italy, the report focuses on the corruption and state capture issues related to them. Both the Passante di Mestre and the Mose projects have […]

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Letter to the EIB regarding the financing of projects in Italy that are under investigation for corruption

We have written the EIB to express our concerns about the bank’s financing of the MOSE project and Passante di Mestre which are under investigation for alleged corruption. The EIB’s involvement in these projects despite official legal investigation and warnings by civil society organisations, seems to stand in sharp contrast to the “zero-tolerance to corruption” […]

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