Letters to EBRD and EIB: Irregularities in the Sostanj project in Slovenia

With this letter, Bankwatch, together with Focus, Association for Sustainable Development and Greenpeace Slovenia are informing the EIB's and EBRD's highest decision-making bodies about recent developments in the case of the Sostanj lignite power plant that in our view should prompt the banks to drop their participation in this investment.

The EBRD's president Thomas Mirow replied on April 16, 2012 (download his response (pdf)) informing us about the suspension of the EBRD's loan for the Sostanj project. Just one day later, another letter from the EBRD (download as pdf) informed us that the suspension is not a formal suspension.

Our letters to both banks are available as pdf: