Leaflet | 15 August, 2012 | Download PDF
An illustrated and comprehensible introduction to the European Union’s budget, the decision making that leads to it, the impacts it has on our societies and the role that people can play in the process. On eight pages, this guide answers the basic and not so basic questions regarding the EU’s financial framework.
Advocacy letter | 3 August, 2012 | Download PDF
Following up on a meeting between the EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and civil society groups monitoring the bank taking place July 23 in London, Bankwatch sent the new EBRD president a letter outlining civil society organisations’ concerns over the lack of transparency of the mining strategy review process as well as some recommendations for improving this situation.
Briefing | 30 July, 2012 | Download PDF
This comprehensive briefing offers detailed comments and suggestions on how climate action should and can be implemented and mainstreamed in the future spending period of the EU budget.
Official document | 19 July, 2012 | Download PDF
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) decided to start an official investigation into the case of the Sostanj lignite power plant in Slovenia due to serious concerns about corruption and conflicts of interests in the granting of the contract to the company Alstom. (Information on OLAF staff has been blackened on request by the Office.)
Advocacy letter | 12 July, 2012 | Download PDF
The letter by the Green members of the European Parliament calls for active efforts of the EU representative at the European Bank for Reconstructoin and Development to ensure that the bank’s new mining strategy endorses EU principles and standards for resource efficiency, biodiversity protection, poverty eradication, inclusive growth, transparency and public participation in the mining projects the EBRD supports.