November 16, 2016
Oppressive noise and a cloud of dust engulf the residents of Roșia de Jiu and Rogojel, villages located next to Romania’s Rovinari power plant. In a new video, Bankwatch Romania has documented the toll that producing coal energy is having on these communities that live near the lignite mines, transport belts and power plant at Rovinari.
October 28, 2016
Green groups are slinging legal challenges at proposed coal plants in a bid to prevent pollution and climate damage Source: Bosnia faces legal action over Chinese-backed coal dash
October 28, 2016
Nel Paese fra i primi al mondo per mortalità da inquinamento atmosferico, Pechino investe in nuove centrali. Gli ambientalisti insorgono: emissioni a livelli inaccettabili Source: Bosnia, è battaglia di carte contro il carbone cinese – Cronaca – Il Pic
September 22, 2016
The Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny (English: “Economic Newspaper”) is reporting today that the Czech Export Bank (CEB) and export insurance agency EGAP may not be be able to finance the Pljevlja II lignite power plant in Montenegro due to new OECD rules entering force on 1 January 2017.
April 5, 2016
The Romanian city of Reghin wants its citizens to agree before a potentially harmful formaldehyde plant is built. It has to defend this decision in court.
March 3, 2016
Responding to the lack of official economic data for Croatia’s Plomin C coal project, a new analysis finds that the project is highly risky.
February 4, 2016
The shut down of a coal-fired power plant unit is another great success for the climate and for clean air in Romania. Many more units may have to follow according to legislation on pollution limits.
January 18, 2016
Documents obtained by Bankwatch provide more details for a European Investment Bank statement that its loans to Volkswagen may have been connected to the car makers use of cheating devices to rig emission tests.
December 22, 2015
Following Bankwatch’s revelations about toxic pollutants at the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia, the smelter’s owner, Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM), contested our findings in Namibian news reports. Without substantiating its claims with facts, however, and in light of the results of local health surveys the company’s reassurances ring hollow and meaningless.
December 17, 2015
The case of the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia demonstrates how European pollution is being exported to the Global South with the indirect help of public development money.