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EuObserver | March 4, 2011

During Vladimir Putin's visit to Brussels last week, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso did little else than whisper a shy question about human rights prior to a press conference. The EU certainly can and should do more.

European Voice | March 4, 2011

Is the EIB undermining the EU's long-term climate targets? The example of Slovenia suggests it is.

Euractiv | February 22, 2011

Small and medium-sized companies in Eastern Europe and candidate countries will receive almost half of the money for crisis loans disbursed by the European Investment Bank, according to data released today (22 February).

Norden | February 11, 2011

As tensions are flaring up in EU's southern neighbourhood and the dealings with eastern petro-states are politically embarassing, the 27-strong bloc is looking for inspiration in the Scandinavian energy market and considering a north-south gas corridor.

ENDS Europe | February 9, 2011

As a consultation on biowaste recycling targets has just come to a close, a member of environmental group CEE Bankwatch Network in Croatia says that a biowaste directive is the only way to implement the EU waste hierarchy in eastern countries.

EurActiv | February 9, 2011

EU plans to finance start-ups must be accompanied by more transparency from the European Investment Bank, writes Isabella Besedova of the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Bankwatch Network in an exclusive commentary for EurActiv.

EUObserver | February 7, 2011

EU funding for a controversial coal-powered energy plant in Slovenia has reignited debate over the EU's Emission Trading System (ETS), with environmental activists saying the case represents an extreme case of EU policy conflict.

EurActiv | February 4, 2011

Environmentalists are warning that a new coal plant which has secured 770 million euro of loans from European financial institutions risks turning the EU's 2050 climate goals into a "laughing stock".