November 24, 2017
Millions of euros in public money are being invested in large infrastructure projects in the EU’s eastern neighbours in total disregard for Europe’s climate goals, and local communities, writes Manana Kochladze.
October 31, 2017
A new report from Corporate Europe Observatory shows why the fire-power of the gas industry makes it a powerful and effective lobbying force in Brussels and national capitals. Meanwhile, public interest groups have a fraction of the resources and access.
Azerbaijan’s Laundromat scandal raises concerns over the EU’s growing business ties with the authoritarian regime
September 6, 2017
Revelations about the Azerbaijani Laundromat corruption scheme raise serious concerns over the EU’s intensifying relationship with the government in Baku and its readiness to turn a blind eye to the country’s human rights abuses and offer loans of millions of euros to a massive gas infrastructure project that would fill the pockets of the Azerbaijani corrupted elite.
July 3, 2017
In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would ‘destroy Europe’s climate targets’.
June 30, 2017
This system of mega-pipelines meant to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, is unnecessary for Europe’s declining gas demand. But the billions in public investments will boost Azerbaijan’s dictatorial regime and cause upheaval for transit communities in Turkey, Greece, Albania and Italy.
May 8, 2017
In a last minute attempt to force facts on the ground, the Italian authorities have enabled the removal of a group of olive trees to make room for a future construction site of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), despite an earlier agreement between the company and local institutions. Nevertheless, the company has not been able to clear the site by the official deadline and the residents have vowed to step up their protest against the largest energy project the EU is currently pursuing.
March 23, 2017
Campaigners are calling for European banks to pull the plug on the Southern Gas Corridor project due to Azerbaijan’s human rights record. Source: Human rights row threatens gas pipelines | Climate News NetworkClimate News Network
March 16, 2017
The €41 billion pipeline is supposed to ship gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU. Source: EU multilateral banks face complications in lending for gas pipeline
March 14, 2017
Long de 3.500 kilomètres, le « Southern Gas Corridor » doit acheminer le gaz de l’Azerbaïdjan vers l’Union européenne. Soutenue massivement par les institutions européennes et des banques privées, la construction du dernier tronçon, le Trans Adriatic P
March 10, 2017
Billions in development loans at risk after international human rights watchdog strips Azeri membership for failure to increase transparency Source: Watchdog suspends Azerbaijan, EU gas pipeline loans threatened