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Citizens for Financial Justice (EU DEAR)

Counter Balance is part of the EU DEAR project “Citizens for Financial Justice”: Informing and connecting citizens to act together to make the global finance system work better for everybody. Currently the global financial system increases inequality, often fails to create decent jobs, undermines human rights, devastates the environment and is creating debt crises. The […]

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Auditors expose the failure of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and slam EU’s support

Published jointly with Eurodad Tuesday March 20 2018 The European Court of Auditors today slammed Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), stating that they were ‘not always effectively managed and did not provide adequate value-for-money’. The report, entitled “Public Private Partnerships in the EU: Widespread shortcomings and limited benefits” looks at PPPs in several EU countries. Inefficient spending […]

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Mega-infrastructure as “structural adjustment 2.0”

By Antonio Tricarico, Re:Common, Italy and Xavier Sol, Counter Balance, Brussels, and previously published by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America. The revived love for mega-infrastructure at the time of the crisis The Group of 20 (G20) is promoting a new global programme for mega-infrastructure as one of the key antidotes for sluggish growth. Encouraged by the G20, […]

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