If fences make good neighbours, what about nuclear energy? How Ukraine’s nuclear future ties into Europe’s energy security strategy
Leaflet | 26 April, 2011 | Download PDF
In 2010 Ukraine joined the European Energy Community to integrate into the European electricity and gas markets. The Ukrainian government is looking to the EU and international financial institutions to sponsor a warily nuclear-intensive, export-oriented energy program.
Study | 26 April, 2011 | Download PDF
As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and against the backdrop of the threat from Fukushima’s nuclear facilities, our study reveals that the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are indirectly supporting lifetime extensions of old Ukrainian nuclear reactors as a means to secure ‘cheap’ Ukrainian electricity exports to the EU Member States.
Bankwatch Mail | 15 April, 2011 | Download PDF
Content (Click on titles to read articles online) Abuses continue in Moscow as development banks give up on Khimki road financing Local pressure in Lithuania keeps EU funds out of the waste incineration fire It’s the EU funds, stupid, and the green economic dividends they offer BTC under fire for violating human rights obligations and pipeline integrity issues
Advocacy letter | 28 March, 2011 | Download PDF
The letter to representatives of the UN Global Compact gives details on the failure to respect commitments under the Global Compact initiative by the construction company Vinci in connection with the Moscow St. Petersburg motorway project (near Khimki).
Letter to European Commission: Consultation process for the future Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance post 2013
Advocacy letter | 25 March, 2011 | Download PDF
Consultations for the future Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) has not been promoted adequately to attract attention and inputs from civil society. Bankwatch and its partners and members from the Western Balkan region therefore request to prolong the consultation period and promote the call for consultations more widely.