Tag Archives: EU

VIDEO: The song of the EIB

On the occasion of the EU elections 2019, Counter Balance and its partners call the citizens’ attention on the bank of the EU – the European Investment Bank (EIB). What does it do? What are the challenges it has gone through so far? What the aspects that need improvement? And what can the citizens do […]

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Help Reform the EIB!

Sign the petition for an improved EU bank. In May, as EU citizens we will be called to elect our new representatives at the European Parliament. This democratic choice will be essential to make sure they push on our behalf to shape the kind of Europe we want to live in. And an improved European […]

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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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Hoe de EU geld verdient aan ‘ontwikkelingshulp’

De Europese Unie presenteert zichzelf graag als een grote, belangrijke leverancier van ontwikkelingshulp. Ik dook in de budgetten en zag: Europa investeert miljarden in infrastructuur en noemt dat dan ontwikkelingshulp. Deel 2 van een tweeluik. By Sarah Haaij, originally published on De Correspondent Met 200 kilometer per uur schiet het eentonige Turkse landschap van uitgestrekte […]

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Carbon Credit 2 – Therapy

Since its foundation, the European Union has increasingly relied on market mechanisms to solve its problems. Initially creating economic interdependence was the main ingredient of its peace project but since the 1970’s market deregulation became the main recipe for practically every problem it faced, from energy crisis over unemployment to budgetary deficits and so on. […]

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Counter Balance submission to Public consultation on the external dimension of the EU energy policy

Counter Balance contributed to the public consultation on the external dimension of the EU energy policy with a brief paper: Energy Security Or Energy Grab? The European Commission’s View of Our Energy Future, and What it Means for People, Politics and the Planet. Executive Summary Though it touches on energy efficiency and renewable sources, the […]

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