Flagships or red flags? Risks of proposed flagship infrastructure projects under the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans
Briefing | 24 March, 2022 | Download PDF
Under the European Commission’s October 2020 Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) is set to provide grants worth EUR 9 billion, with up to EUR 20 billion more in investments leveraged through the Western Balkans Guarantee Facility. Western Balkan governments have proposed projects for financing in ten Flagship areas for investment. The list of these proposed projects contains many which appear reasonable and much-needed, but many others are not in line with EU policy and/or legislation and must not be funded with EU money. This briefing provides an overview of selected projects that have been nominated by governments but which are not in line with EU policy and/or legislation.
Status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe: December 2021 update – Annex: Slovakia.
Briefing | 10 March, 2022 | Download PDF
This annex to the December 2021 update on the status of the Territorial Just Transition Plans in central and eastern Europe provides additional data for Slovakia.
Applying the ‘do no significant harm’ principle in practice: examples of reforms and investments under national recovery plans that will cause harm to the environment
Advocacy letter | 8 March, 2022 | Download PDF
This joint letter, prepared by CEE Bankwatch Network, EuroNatur, WWF and ReCommon, raises concern about the application of the EU’s ‘do no significant harm’ principle under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The letter is accompanied by a seri
Report | 2 March, 2022 | Download PDF
This report analyses the gender impact of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) portfolio in Uzbekistan.
Assessment | 2 March, 2022 | Download PDF
This briefing offers an analysis of the Estonian operational programme and recommendations regarding the potential for increasing the programme’s climate contribution.