October 31, 2017
A new report from Corporate Europe Observatory shows why the fire-power of the gas industry makes it a powerful and effective lobbying force in Brussels and national capitals. Meanwhile, public interest groups have a fraction of the resources and access.
Major European loan to controversial Azerbaijani gas pipeline risks fuelling corruption, human rights abuse and climate change
October 18, 2017
A USD 500 million loan approved today by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the construction of the Trans Anatolian Pipeline is set to benefit, among others, state-owned companies in Azerbaijan and Turkey.
October 12, 2017
In an interview, a teacher from Chuberi in the Svaneti mountains gave us an impression of how the project developers of the planned Nenskra dam engage with locals.
September 20, 2017
As the Georgian government moves ahead with its plans for increasing the country’s hydropower capacity, local communities are being sidelined in the process of compensation payments.
September 12, 2017
This briefing outlines and summarises key issues of concern for civil society organisations in relation to a potential loan by the EIB for the Trans-Anatolian gas Pipeline (TANAP) which is part of the Southern Gas Corridor.
September 11, 2017
An assessment of livelihoods of people to be affected by the Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia is rigged with mistakes that will lead to significant losses for locals.
Failing local communities – the Land Assessment and Livelihoods Restoration Plan for the Nenskra dam
September 11, 2017
The Land Assessment and Livelihoods Restoration Plan for people to be affected by the Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia is rigged with mistakes that will lead to significant losses for locals.
Azerbaijan’s Laundromat scandal raises concerns over the EU’s growing business ties with the authoritarian regime
September 6, 2017
Revelations about the Azerbaijani Laundromat corruption scheme raise serious concerns over the EU’s intensifying relationship with the government in Baku and its readiness to turn a blind eye to the country’s human rights abuses and offer loans of millions of euros to a massive gas infrastructure project that would fill the pockets of the Azerbaijani corrupted elite.
August 30, 2017
Despite the remote location, the culture festival We Are Svaneti brought together people from three continents and helped young Svans to become aware of their communities’ unique traditions.
July 17, 2017
While new public finance for the Southern Gas Corridor is lining up, the European Commission’s narrative that the pipeline would relieve Europe’s dependence on Russian gas continues to crumble.