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Cross-border coal pollution under scrutiny by UN body A new unit at the Kostolac coal-fired power plant in Serbia is the first coal project to be considered by the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee for transboundary impacts. Click to read: Cross-border coal pollution under scrutiny by UN body
Corporate interest on way to dominate EU bank’s transparency policy In the draft version of its new transparency policy the European Investment Bank is making access to information on its tens of billion euros lending harder than ever. Click to read: Corporate interest winning over the EU bank’s transparency policy
The future is ash-grey for people in Turceni, Romania People in the Submaidane-Turceni area in Romania live their lives in coal ash that still hasn’t been cleaned up after an accident in December 2013. Click to read: The future is ash-grey for people in Turceni, Romania
Romania seeks financial support for time travel into a lignite past The renewables capacity installed in Romania has grown tenfold in the last five years. Still, the government is looking for Chinese investors for new lignite-fired power plants. Click to read: Romania seeks financial support for time travel into a lignite pa
Sharing the shale experience An interview with two anti-fracking activists from Argentina uncovers many similarities in the struggle against fracking that has reached central and eastern European countries. Click to read: Interview with anti-fracking activists from Argentina

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.

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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