Countries in central and eastern Europe misspend billions of EU funds on roads and fossil-fuels. Only seven percent go to renewables.
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.