Polish authorities on collision course with EU institutions over S7 expressway
December 17, 2015
A barely eight kilometre long section of an express road in central Poland is becoming another battlefield in the long-running conflict between Polish road authorities on one side and European biodiversity protection laws, and environmental NGOs trying to uphold them, on the other. Except this time, it’s not just about the law – it’s also about the money.
Another own goal for Ukraine at the Euro 2012
June 27, 2012
A Euro 2012 related road rehabilitation in Ukraine has left locals with a high speed road but no safety in their front yards.
Khimki Forest activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize
April 16, 2012
One of this year’s winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize is Russian Khimki Forest defender Evgenia Chirikova, but the good news is being overshadowed by continued violence against other Khimki activists.
Prison netbook – Russia and the arrest of an environmental activist
January 13, 2012
Shortly after 80 000 people took to Moscow’s streets at the end of December to oppose the 4 December controversial parliamentary elections that resulted in United Russia retaining control of parliament, Bankwatch ally and Khimki forest defender Yaroslav Nikitenko was forced to spend ten days in jail over a fabricated administrative crime.
In Poland positive signs from Commission that EU Funds for rails stay for rails
March 18, 2011
According to a leading Polish daily (Polish language), first negotiations between Polish vice ministers and European Commission representatives last week failed to convince the Commission to allow a shift of EUR 1,2 billion away from railway projects to motorway construction.
Tirana Botanical Garden threatened by ring road
March 14, 2011
Last week, more than 33 Albanian civil society organizations — including Bankwatch’s Albanian partner organisation EDEN — sent an open letter (pdf) to Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, protesting against the potential destruction of the Botanical Garden in Tirana.