April 26, 2022
EBRD Annual Meeting 2022 This year, the consequences of the war in Ukraine and support for alternatives to gas will be high on our agenda. We’re also helping community advocates affected by EBRD projects to share their stories. Subscribe for updates
March 8, 2022
Eighteen civil society organisations, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, have shared recommendations to improve CSO …
February 4, 2022
The European Investment Bank (EIB) – the financial arm of the EU – approved on February 2 plans to further strengthen the EIB Group’s …
January 31, 2022
Middlemen need closer scrutiny, as does human rights due diligence, critics say
January 28, 2022
The president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer. Photo by: Dati Bendo / European Union European Investment Bank President …
January 27, 2022
A group of 23 NGOs wrote to the European Investment Bank (EIB) directors on Wednesday (26 January), urging them to improve its human rights …
January 11, 2022
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has halted the payment of a EUR 200 million loan to expand the Budapest Airport in Hungary because the authorities haven’t analyzed how the investment could contribute to air pollution, noise pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. According to CEE Bankwatch Network, the case represents a violation of EIB’s policy and EU environmental law.
October 12, 2020
EBRD Annual Meeting 2020 Empowering communities to be heard. Protecting whistleblowers and pushing back against the threat of violence, intimidation and attacks on free speech and assembly. Preserving the environment. Subscribe for updates
May 16, 2019
As a result of public resistance to small-scale hydropower projects in the Balkans, from the beginning of 2020, the EBRD will ask commercial banks to refer all high-risk projects – including all hydropower plants – for additional checks. The EBRD also requires them to meet higher environmental standards than previously. The bank will ask that such projects are disclosed to the public on the financial intermediary’s website, finally increasing disclosure on these hitherto hidden projects.
February 8, 2019
“We invest in changing lives” is the slogan of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, whose investments in 2018 reached EUR 9.5 billion through 395 projects. Whether the change is for better depends on the bank’s environmental and human rights safeguards.