Official document | 20 December, 2016 | Download PDF
We are writing to express our serious concerns about the Azeri TANAP project in Turkey coming to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Board of Directors on Wednesday (December 21) at an extraordinary meeting. While the AIIB TANAP project sheet in
Advocacy letter | 20 December, 2016 | Download PDF
Ahead of an expected loan decision by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for the TANAP pipeline, non-governmental organisations raised concerns over financing a project of this size in a country under martial law where the human rights situation is deteriorating continuously.
The Bratislava bypass – a public-private partnership to get around traffic problems and debt statistics
Study | 19 December, 2016 | Download PDF
In this report, Bankwatch and Counter Balance trace the murky story of the Bratislava bypass, a EUR 1.76 billion project supported by the Slovak government and promoted as the biggest project in central eastern Europe that was guaranteed through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
Advocacy letter | 19 December, 2016 | Download PDF
A group of 39 international NGOs sent a letter to the Directors of the World Bank (WB) today urging the Bank not to finance the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP). TANAP is the Eastern part of the Southern Gas Corridor, a 3500 kilometres-long chain of gas pipelines from Azerbaijan to Europe. The WB Directors will consider on December 20th a loan to the Turkish company Botas for the construction of the pipeline.
Study | 13 December, 2016 | Download PDF
The Southern Gas Corridor, a string of pipelines meant to bring gas from Azerbaijan into Europe, is presented as a panacea for all ills and is set to benefit from some of the biggest loans in the history of European public banks. But as this report reveals, Europe’s flagship energy project is set to benefit a host of companies and individuals with a particularly shady track record. Several companies contracted to build the Southern Gas Corridor have a worrying history of corruption.