Letter asking the European Commission’s Executive Director in the EBRD to clarify his D1 Motorway Phase One project approval
Advocacy letter | 23 August, 2010 | Download PDF
On April 27, 2010 at the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Commissions (EC) Executive Director voted positively regarding the D1 Motorway Phase One project in Slovakia – despite the project’s serious shortcomings and an ongoing project screening by the EC (DG Environment) for its compliance with the environmental acquis communautaire.
Official document | 17 August, 2010 | Download PDF
The complaint was filed by Client Earth and Bankwatch to the EIB complaint office after the EIB signed a loan to steel giant ArcelorMittal that was still under investigation from a previous complaint.
Policy comments | 16 August, 2010 | Download PDF
The new draft financial sector strategy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is of even greater importance during this difficult financial period, but it leaves a number of concerns and open questions unanswered which Bankwatch raises in this document, among others regarding foreign currency lending and lending through financial intermediaries, transition and the role of private equity, gender impacts, tax havens, etc.