CEE Bankwatch Network works across the central and eastern European region to monitor the activities of international financial institutions and propose constructive environmental and social alternatives to the policies and projects they support.
Countries in south-eastern Europe are strategic partner countries for the EU's energy sector. They also have high ambitions for coal power.
Development is not something that happens 'out there' to those 'others'. Neither is it a one way-trip towards a life of 'more' that can simply be bought.
Who we monitor
Promoting market economies, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's notion of transition is often blind to its impacts on people and the planet.
One of the world's biggest public lenders, the European Investment Bank notoriously neglects environmental and social aspects and acts far away from public control.
Incoherent funding priorities and inadequate national implementation often inhibit real social, economical and environmental sustainability.
Our work has made a difference for people and the environment
The EU is negotiating two far-reaching trade agreements with Canada (CETA) and the USA (TTIP) that will increase the power of multinationals at the expense of democracy and EU citizens. We must not allow this to happen!