Briefing | 19 October, 2009 | Download PDF
On 31 August 2009 the inhabitants of the Gazela informal settlement in Belgrade were resettled to temporary accommodation at four sites outside of Belgrade. After a visit conducted by partner group CEKOR in September which found a number of important issues needing to be addressed, Bankwatch carried out a follow-up fact-finding mission on 6-8 October 2009.
Advocacy letter | 19 October, 2009 | Download PDF
The letter expresses the concern about potential environmental impacts and sustainability aspects of the proposal to further simplify EU funds regulations as a response to the economic crisis.
Advocacy letter | 12 October, 2009 | Download PDF
The letter is drawing attention to a number of serious deficiencies surrounding the South Ukraine Transmission Project. The project is expected to be financed by both the EBRD and EIB, but the public consultations surrounding the project have been seriously tarnished. Construction of such transmission lines potentially affects the lives and everyday business of local people. Yet, as the document shows, their access to the project information is being restricted.
Policy comments | 1 October, 2009 | Download PDF
CEE Bankwatch Network’s inputs into the EBRDs evaluation of its work in the transport sector – an important sector but one which is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. As well as commenting on individual projects Bankwatch is calling on the EBRD to dramatically reduce investments in new motorways, restrict aviation investments to safety measures and air traffic management, and ensure that railway restructuring does not result in disincentives for its use such as higher prices. We are also concerned that the transition indicators used by the EBRD concentrate on
Bankwatch Mail | 30 September, 2009 | Download PDF
In this issue: Disclosure policy review – A glass of information half full or half empty? * Bank ‘panglosses’ over the facts with new Georgian partnership strategy * EBRD, EIB culpable of policy violations in resettling Belgrade Roma * Heat rising on international public lenders to come clean for the climate * ČEZ chez the EIB – It’s invite only to the black masque energy security fundraiser * IMF’s pro-cyclical brakes pile on the misery across central and eastern Europe * The silence of the scams no more