Georgia’s highlanders against hydropower
September 20, 2017
As the Georgian government moves ahead with its plans for increasing the country’s hydropower capacity, local communities are being sidelined in the process of compensation payments.
From Enver Hoxha to the EBRD (and back) – hydropower in Albania
June 7, 2017
The EBRD and Societe Generale are now sponsoring a mass-scale construction project across Albania. Over 300 hydropower plants in various stages of development are posing real threats to the mountainous country’s nature and people. They should avoid repeating Ever Hoxha’s concrete folly.
[Campaign update] Court confirms attacks on Ukrainian villagers are related to poultry business
May 12, 2017
The Court of Appeal of the Cherkasy region in central Ukraine sided with community activist Nina Martynovska from the Ratseve village who was brutally beaten because of her opposition to the construction of poultry farm facilities by Peremoha Nova, a subsidiary of Ukrainian agribusiness giant MHP.
If the EBRD stands for democracy it should not support TAP – Italian community addresses bank’s directors
May 11, 2017
At a meeting with the directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bankwatch campaigners read a statement from Italian communities opposing the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, the last leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, a 3500 km pipeline
Serbian mining company ignores desperate calls for compensation while Kolubara mine is reaching family houses
May 8, 2017
Life is a living hell for families in Vreoci, Serbia, where lignite excavators have almost reached their houses. As the mine’s financier, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development must not allow Serbian state utility EPS to create a fait accompli that leaves locals with scraps and without home.
Making the coal phase out fair for workers – unions, companies and environmentalists discuss just transition in Romania
April 11, 2017
A Romanian coal mining region is writing history today as representatives from unions, the coal industry and environmental organisations are coming together for the first time to discuss their communities’ future – with a common goal in mind.
For our rivers, for our lives – activists from across the globe meet in Tbilisi, Georgia
March 27, 2017
85 river and dam activists from 40 countries and all continents gather at a time when dams are back in fashion.
Principles of effectiveness for the EIB Complaints Mechanism Office – briefing for the directors of the European Investment Bank
January 24, 2017
The Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia – briefing for the directors of the European Investment Bank
January 24, 2017
‘We have no other option’ – Albanian communities face unjust resettlement process for Trans-Adriatic Pipeline
August 4, 2016
What is a perceived source of security for some can cause instability for others’ lives.