Advocacy letter | 2 September, 2009 | Download PDF
On Monday, August 31st, the community living in the slum under the Gazela bridge was physically resettled. The City of Belgrade claims that a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) was approved, but the resettled PAPs have not seen the RAP and have not been consulted. Bankwatch and CEKOR are asking the EBRD to provide information on the resettlement process and the EBRD’s opinion on further developments. On September 8, 2009 we received EBRD’s response regarding involuntary Gazela resettlement. Download it as pdf here.
Policy comments | 1 September, 2009 | Download PDF
These comments on the EBRDs new draft property sector strategy are primarily concerned with the environmental and social impact of the banks investments in the sector. Bankwatch and Green Istria would like to see the investments being targeted at projects that will clearly leave ordinary people and the environment better off, particularly in the current crisis context, and where the EBRD adds clear value compared to private sector investors.
Advocacy letter | 28 August, 2009 | Download PDF
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has approached the European Commission with a request for the EIB to make available financing for airlines in the context of the current crisis. In their letter, CEE Bankwatch Network, together with WWF-UK, AirportWatch and European Federation for Transport and Environment urge the European Commission to refuse such a bail-out for the aviation industry with its high-carbon intensity and overcapacity.
Policy comments | 26 August, 2009 | Download PDF
The comments are written in Macedonian and can be downloaded from Eco-sense’s website. Download Eco-sense comments to the new revised EIA study for the Demir Kapija-Smokvica highway
Complaint to European Ombudsman against the EIB for non-disclosure of the Framework Agreement with Tajikistan
Official document | 21 August, 2009 | Download PDF
The complaint regards the refusal of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to disclose the Framework Agreement concluded between the EIB and Tajikistan signed on 11 February 2009.