Bankwatch in the media

The Guardian | December 17, 2012

Last week, the bank said 4C of global warming 'simply must not be allowed to occur'. This month, it is considering whether to provide financing for a new coal-fired power plant in Mongolia

The Parliament Magazine | November 26, 2012

Senior British MEP Graham Watson has called for the creation of an EU special representative on climate security.

The Parliament Magazine | November 26, 2012

EU policymakers and NGOs have given a mixed reaction to the dramatic collapse of last week's summit of EU leaders and heads of state.

Business New Europe (BNE) | November 26, 2012

Croatia is one of the world's most energy-import dependent countries, yet there's an increasingly mixed outlook for the ambitious investment plans of Croatian power monopoly Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) following the recent turn of events at both home and abroad.

Nature Independent | November 26, 2012

The genetically modified food industry’s biggest player, Monsanto, is reportedly set to receive $40 million in U.S. dollars worth of financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development according to the website bankwatch.org.

Reuters | November 22, 2012

EU leaders go into a budget battle on Thursday under pressure to avoid some glaring mistakes of the past: half-empty motorways, airports that barely see a flight and high-speed rail lines with few passengers to repay vast construction costs.

Guardian | November 22, 2012

As David Cameron flies in to do battle over the EU's seven-year €1tn budget deal, we attempt to separate myth from fact.

Europolitics | November 20, 2012

On the eve of the European Council of 22-23 November, focused on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020, environmental organisations warned that the existing budget proposals will not allow the transition to a green economy foreseen under the 'Europe 2020' strategy. This opportunity cannot be passed up, note the organisations, which point out that there are "many possibilities to spend available funds better and steer them to green sectors that create growth and jobs". As it stands, the "proposed budget reflects the special interests of each member state, not the interests of the EU as a whole," regret the NGOs.

New Europe | November 20, 2012

Wrangling between EU member states over the budget is weakening Europe at a time when it needs strength to compete in a globalised world, campaigners are warning.