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February 18, 2011

Roma's discrimination in Serbia is to be discussed by the UN. Serbian member group CEKOR is contributing with experience from the Gazela resettlement process.

EBRD, EIB
Transport
February 11, 2011

Yesterday, police in Khimki arrested an activist of the Movement for the Defence of Khimki Forest. The activist Alla Chernyshova and her daughters of 3 and 6 had to spend more than five hours in custody where she was questioned as the main suspect for a false bomb threat.

EBRD, EIB
Transport
February 1, 2011

On the occasion of a revision of the EBRD's public information policy, Bankwatch points out the lack of information when it comes to financial intermediaries.

EBRD
Social & economic impacts
January 17, 2011

Despite the Russian government's controversial decision to go ahead with the Moscow St. Petersburg motorway's original routing through Khimki Forest, environmental activists have not given up their struggle to save the last remaining natural area in a densely populated region.

EBRD, EIB
Transport
January 3, 2011

A US diplomatic cable, originating from the WikiLeaks organisation and published in the Guardian newspaper just before Christmas, relates the serious misgivings of US Ambassador in Bulgaria, Nancy McEldowney, over the planned Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

Energy & climate
December 7, 2010

In the face of official EU statements stressing the need to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, our analysis has found that a rise in EIB lending between 2006 and 2009 for roads and aviation has coincided with a dramatic decrease in EIB lending for urban public transport.

EIB
Transport
November 5, 2010
 | by Pippa Gallop

ArcelorMittal, one of the candidates for the worst EU lobby award, is the world's largest private steel company, producing 10 per cent of the world's steel. It is also one of Europe's largest emitters of CO2. Yet the company successfully lobbied the European Commission on behalf of Europe's biggest polluters to continue getting free greenhouse gas emissions permits until at least 2020.

EBRD, EIB
November 2, 2010

The EU budget involves billions of euros of public money and it influences a huge array of economic sectors across the continent - it also stirs up thoughts of handbags.

EU Funds
Transport, Resource efficiency
October 26, 2010

During last weeks internationally-renowned 53rd Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, DOK Leipzig, Bankwatch's most recent co-production about the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan All that Glitters collected two awards: the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk award for an excellent Eastern European documentary film and the Healthy Workplaces Film Award for the best documentary film about the subject of work.

EBRD
Other harmful projects, Mining
October 26, 2010

Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, launched today, confirms Turkmenistan's position as one of the world's least democratic regimes. Promoters of the Nabucco gas pipeline project have opted to adopt a surprisingly tolerant approach to Turkmenistan's endemic failings.

EBRD, EIB
Energy & climate, Social & economic impacts