Funding instruments for energy efficiency and renewable resources – Basis for round table discussion
Policy comments | 25 June, 2010 | Download PDF
Bankwatch coordinators in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Poland have interviewed energy and financial experts from national ministries and other institutions. This paper is a summary of their findings.
Letter to EBRD president Thomas Mirow following up on issues raised during the bank’s annual meeting
Advocacy letter | 21 June, 2010 | Download PDF
President Thomas Mirow responded to our letter on July 12, 2010. His response can be downloaded as pdf.
Advocacy letter | 18 June, 2010 | Download PDF
The open letter, signed by members of the Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds, calls on the President of the European Commission Manuel Barroso to ensure a clear, transparent and participatory EU budget reform process that builds on the outcomes of the 2007-2008 consultation “Reforming the budget, changing Europe”, which delivered an unequivocal request for change.
Counter Balance statement on the Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council granting a EU guarantee to the EIB against losses under loans and guarantees for projects outside the EU
Policy comments | 9 June, 2010 | Download PDF
Given an array of evidence (described in this letter) that the EIB is not yet suited for a development role, and taking into account the increased onus within the Decision on development, Counter Balance strongly opposes the recommendations of the Decision that the EIB receives the €2bn optional mandate for a new climate mandate, increase its overall investments, extends the range of financial instruments offered, and undertake concessional lending by mixing EIB money with EU grants.
Bankwatch Mail | 8 June, 2010 | Download PDF
In this issue: Commission seeking to boost EIB development lending despite failures and lack of details * EU Budget review missing in action * Developments in development lending – what Lisbon means for EIB lending outside Europe * A non-meeting of minds once again at the EIB’s annual meeting * EU Funds: More light equals fewer shades of grey * Fossil farce a cure for Greek tragedy?