Policy comments | 28 April, 2012 | Download PDF
These comments from the Bulgarian Civic Coalition for sustainable use of EU funds identifies problematic issues and discrepancies between transport policy documents at EU and Bulgarian level. It offers concrete suggestions to overcome those problems and to improve the decision making process of the Bulgaria Operational Programme for Transport for the period 2014-2020.
Expert comment on cutback in production at Kumtor gold mine due to massive flow of ice and waste rock into the mine
Briefing | 25 April, 2012 | Download PDF
Centerra Gold’s announcement that the February 2012 ice and waste fall into the Kumtor pit will result in a cutback in gold production indicates that the measures the company has put in place to address the causes of past pit wall failures have been ineffective since those measures were not effective at preventing Davidov ice and waste from falling into the open pit and causing the current production cutback.
Briefing | 13 April, 2012 | Download PDF
The rehabilitation of the Kiev-Chop road, financed with the help of EBRD and EIB loans, was part of the preparations for the Euro 2012 championships in Poland and Ukraine. Due to a negligent implementation, the project resulted in local people having to face dangerous, even life threatening situations every day.
Advocacy letter | 10 April, 2012 | Download PDF
In its letter, the independent union at the Kolubara mine points at extremely difficult and inhumane working conditions and their employer’s reckless attitude toward employees. The union calls on the EBRD to not extend a loan to the Kolubara lignite mine before workers’ rights are being respected.
Advocacy letter | 6 April, 2012 | Download PDF
With the letter Bankwatch requests information about the status of the Centerra Gold Revolving Debt Facility and raises issues and findings from the recent reports on the company’s performance.