The new chapter in the history of US aid to Egypt involves a new but untested model that will focus on lending to small Egyptian businesses while encouraging focused investments chosen by the US.
ASTANA (Reuters) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development agreed on Saturday to begin the process of expanding lending into the Middle East and North Africa, following a string of popular revolts in the Arab world.
ASTANA, Kazakhstan—The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Saturday adopted a resolution to expand operations to lend to fledgling democracies in the Middle East and north Africa, following the wave of uprisings that has rocked the region and toppled regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.
The development bank said that it remains interested in financing a controversial Russian motorway project, despite violent attacks on protestors.
ASTANA — Près de vingt ans après l’implosion de l’URSS, la Berd a souligné vendredi les immenses défis économiques qui restent à surmonter dans les pays de l’ex-bloc socialiste, lors de son assemblée annuelle organisée au Kazakhstan.
FRANKFURT — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, long focused on promoting democracy in central Europe and the former Soviet Union through loans to business, is likely to extend its mandate to North Africa as part of a broader push by Europe and the United States to help countries in the region.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has an explicit environmental mandate. But, 20 years after its creation, how is it doing? There’
European Commission proposals to introduce project bonds are beset by deficiencies and shrouded in commercial secrecy, write Isabella Besedova of the CEE Bankwatch Network in an exclusive op-ed for EurActiv.
Time is running out for Russian activists hoping to stop the construction of a highway through an old growth forest outside of Moscow. In an eleventh hour campaign, the Movement to Defend Khimki Forest is targeting the French company overseeing the controversial project. Vinci, one of Europe’s largest corporations, signed the contract for the Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway in 2009 and could begin the first phase of development this month. The 43-kilometer section will slice through the heart of an old growth oak forest, an important corridor for large game and home to numerous endangered plant species, as well as a cherished greenbelt on the edge of one of the world’s most polluted cities.
As a start, lumping together all low-carbon technologies is not the most advisable approach to win public support for new, low-carbon technologies.