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Energy Union benefits are full of paradoxes in the land of Kafka More clarity is needed regarding the Energy Union's priorities for the Czech Republic. (No.1 in a series of blog post on the Energy Union and CEE countries.)
Behind the glitz of oil riches - the shrinking space for democracy in Azerbaijan How business as usual resumes after the media attention on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses has faded. Read: Behind the glitz of oil riches - the shrinking space for democracy ...
Resavica: Serbia's canary in the coal mine After decades of powering Serbia it seems the coal business in the country is on life support. Yet policymakers in Belgrade refuse to consider alternative sources of energy.
Azeri regime stifles criticism, European lender must take measures Ahead of the European Games Azerbaijan is denying critics entry to the country. How much more until the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will react? Click to read: Azeri regime stifles criticism, European lender must take measure
Will energy efficiency be sidelined in the Energy Union's implementation? Looking at current discussions, the Energy Union may not prioritise energy efficiency enough to help Europe become climate-friendly. Click to read: Will energy efficiency be sidelined in the Energy Union...

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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