Conclusion Report by EIB Complaints Office on Bankwatch’s complaint regarding Gazela bridge rehabilitation project Belgrade, Serbia
Official document | 14 July, 2010 | Download PDF
The report confirms Bankwatchs allegations that EIB did not pay sufficient attention during the project assessment: the severe social impact of the project should have led the EIBs competent services to exercise a cautious and targeted social assessment with a view to pro-actively identifying (and therefore promptly addressing) the major social concerns during the appraisal of the projects, while EIB documents do not contain any documental evidence of an appropriate identification of the social issues at stake.
Letter to EIB denouncing misconduct of Belgrade authorities in the Sava crossing resettlement process, Belgrade
Advocacy letter | 2 July, 2010 | Download PDF
The protest letter, sent by the Regional Centre for Minorities and Bankwatch member group Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development (CEKOR), describes recent incidents of threats and assault on families to be resettled to allow for a road construction. Belgrade authorities have apparently not improved their approach following the poor Gazela resettlement process. The letter calls upon the EIB to demand proper resettlement preparation and planning, including the participation of affected families.
Can the international financial institutions do more to support new renewables and energy efficiency in south-east Europe?
Study | 1 July, 2010 | Download PDF
As Europe is greening its economy and gearing up to decarbonise by 2050, most south-east European (SEE) countries still view energy efficiency and renewable energy as greens on the side of their main dish. Coal power and large hydropower are still the favourites on the menu, as they depend on indigenous resources and keep energy import dependency lower.
Bankwatch policy comments on the European Commission’s stock taking document: Towards a new energy strategy for Europe 2011-2020
Policy comments | 30 June, 2010 | Download PDF
Bankwatch’s comments on the European Commission’s DG Energy’s document “Towards a new energy strategy for Europe (TESE)” discusses the priorities for EU public financing we believe should be incorporated into a new energy strategy.