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For European public finance, where will all roads lead from Paris? Signing the Paris Agreement is an important step in Europe's contribution to the global effort to tackle the climate crisis.
Lost in transition - 25 years of the EBRD After 25 years of EBRD lending, results for environmental, social and democratic development remain as elusive as ever. Click to see our assessment of 25 years of the EBRD
Europe's Keystone XL: Planned gas pipeline is reckless The Southern Gas Corridor risks locking in higher fossil fuel dependence and wasting colossal amounts of public money. Click to read: Europe's Keystone XL: Planned gas pipeline is reckless
Photo story: Villagers challenge a coal giant and Romania's government After decades of putting up with noise and dust, people in Runcurel, Romania are being told they are in the way of national interest. Click to read the photo story
Europe's false solutions for Ukraine's energy woes Current EU support is not just a distraction from the energy path Ukraine needs to take, it also puts countless communities in Ukraine and abroad at risk. Click to read: Europe's false solutions for Ukraine's energy woes

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Europe offers hundreds of millions for Ukraine's plans to keep old nuclear reactors running. But neglect of safety at Ukraine's nuclear power plants extends beyond Chernobyl.

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Countries in south-eastern Europe are strategic partner countries for the EU's energy sector. They also have high ambitions for coal power.

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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.

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Who we monitor


EBRD

EBRD

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.

EIB

EIB

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.

EU funds

EU funds

Incoherent funding priorities and inadequate national implementation often inhibit real social, economical and environmental sustainability.

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