Biodiversity on the brink: what’s holding back financing for nature?
October 5, 2022
Simply put, the significant potential of EU funding is not being used for nature, and this must change.
Riding roughshod over EU environmental and public consultation rules risks boomerang effect for renewables development
July 25, 2022
In an attempt to end reliance on Russian gas, the European Commission is seeking to speed up renewable energy deployment. But its proposals threaten to erode decades of hard-won EU environmental and public consultation achievements.
Даниел Попов: Стъпването върху стабилен подход спрямо НАТУРА зоните плаши някои хора
July 20, 2022
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It’s time to put an end to EU funding of fossil gas
June 27, 2022
While EU households and industry face months without heating, exorbitant energy bills and insecurity, EU funds are driving an increase in the demand for gas in the region, a Bankwatch analysis of Modernisation Fund spending shows.
EU investments: voice of the public must be heard!
June 16, 2022
Member States are currently making important investment decisions to address the multitude of crises we are facing. This money has the potential to transform our economy, yet the challenges to ensure it meets this potential are high. The EU’s unprecedented COVID-19 recovery package should be spent wisely and in a transparent manner. Yet it is for the moment far from open, and it is unlikely this will change any time soon.
On the (long) road to recovery: Poland’s plan greenlit
June 14, 2022
Poland’s recovery plan has finally been endorsed by the Commission after over a year of negotiations. Despite multiple declarations from government officials that talks would finish quickly, the plan worth EUR 35 billion was put on hold for an extended period of time because of the Commission’s concerns about the rule of law in the country. Is Poland’s recovery plan a wasted opportunity? Not necessarily, but it is not a fully-used one, either.
Behind the ‘green recovery’: How the EU recovery fund is failing to protect nature and what can still be saved
June 2, 2022
This report prepared by CEE Bankwatch Network and EuroNatur, shines a spotlight on the implementation of recovery funds, and reveals a series of harmful reforms and investments for biodiversity set to be financed in nine central and eastern European Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovenia).
Il ripristino della biodiversità deve essere parte integrante della transizione energetica europea
May 4, 2022
In vista della pubblicazione della comunicazione RepowerEU da parte della Commissione europea, in una dichiarazione congiunta, BirdLife, …
A step in the right direction: Bulgaria’s recovery plan improved after lengthy negotiations
April 28, 2022
After one year of negotiations, at the beginning of April, the European Commission finally endorsed the sixth and final version of Bulgaria’s recovery plan. According to the Commission, nearly 60 per cent of the projects included in the plan support the green transition of the country, which is the highest percentage among all the recovery plans approved so far.
How to win energy sovereignty and avoid a gas trap in Poland
April 11, 2022
Poland’s energy policy has to change urgently in the face of the war in Ukraine. EU funds must finance Poland’s transformation for energy security and sustainability. There is no return to the business as usual when it comes to energy policy.