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Unpaid coal bill: Romanian coal exports to Serbia marred by corruption A dodgy deal to export coal from Romania to Serbia has left the Romanian state-owned coal supplier with a potential seven million euros write-off. Click to read: Unpaid coal bill: Romanian coal exports to Serbia marred ...
Ideas from Europe's communities to shape a new economy. Our new website with stories of sustainable local initiatives showcases the power of communities and local ingenuity. A showcase for local ingenuity. visit localeconomies.eu
EIB's new transparency policy allows for more secrecy A recently approved, watered down transparency policy of the EU's house bank risks undermining the impact of EU recovery efforts. Click to read: EIB's new transparency policy allows for more secrecy
Ukraine's agro business shooting star turns into investors' nightmare The story of the defaulted company Mriya Agro Holding shows what risks investors and creditors are willing to take in the pursuit of profit in Ukraine’s agribusiness. Click to read: Ukrainian agro business star turns into nightmare for investors
Another 22 hectares of forest are saved from coal mining in Romania A Romanian court annulled 27 deforestation permits preventing 22 hectares of forest to be cut for the expansion of an open-pit coal mine. Click to read: Another 22 hectares of forest are saved from coal mining in Roman

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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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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