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Can the Energy Union address carbon lock-in in the Western Balkans? The EU cannot afford to have newly acceding members holding up progress towards the new 2030 climate goals or watering down future policy making. Click to read: Can the Energy Union address carbon lock-in in the Western Balkan
Commission needs to put money where its mouth is To mobilise investments for energy efficiency, the European Fund for Strategic Investments will need clear guidance more than just promises. Click to read: Commission needs to put money where its mouth is
Croatia and the Energy Union: unwarranted obsession with gas Croatia produces around 70 percent of its own gas, but the European Commission still emphasises the need to diversify sources of supply instead of managing demand. Click to read: Croatia and the Energy Union: unwarranted obsession with gas
Latvia and the Energy Union: biomass is a blind spot To make sure Latvia’s energy path does not lead into a dead end for sustainability, the Energy Union should facilitate alternatives to unsustainable fuelwood. Latvia and the Energy Union: biomass is a blind spot
Ombla hydropower plant nature impact assessment rejected The Croatian Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection has refused the nature impact assessment for the Ombla hydropower project near Dubrovnik. Ombla hydropower plant nature impact assessment rejected

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.

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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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