South Tunisia: Star Wars filming location suffers environmental threat
November 24, 2015
Almost 40 years ago Star Wars was filmed in the south of Tunisia. The area is now attracting concerns from environmental organizations, rather than tourists. Almost 40 years has passed since the world-famous saga Star Wars was filmed in the south of Tunisia, in an area which offers beautiful natural scenery and resources. Notwithstanding its cinematic fame, the city of Tataouine – after which the planet Tatooine was named in George Lucas’ film – has not become a touristic mecca as one could expect.
Niezwykły film o problemach Tataouine, które zasłynęło dzięki „Gwiezdnym wojnom”
November 19, 2015
Ten krótkometrażowy dokument poświęcony problemom tunezyjskiego miasta Tataouine, które zasłynęło dzięki pierwszej części „Gwiezdnych wojen” (podtytuł „Nowa nadzieja” okazuje się dziś bardzo wymowny), będzie można obejrzeć w Warszawie podczas szóstej edycji Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Filmów Dokumentalnych HumanDOC.
Who is Jan Kulczyk, the man behind Serinus Energy?
May 19, 2014
In the summer of last year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a 60 million euro loan to Serinus Energy for financing the development of four oil and gas fields in Tunisia (Sabria, Chouech Essaida, Ech Chouechand Sanrahr) between 2013 and 2017.
Former EBRD president implicated in bank’s controversial fossil fuel loan in Tunisia
May 14, 2014
What began as research into Serinus Energy EBRD loans that were granted to the company in July 2013 for the exploration and expansion of oil and gas fields in the Chouech Essaida, Ech Chouech, Sabria, Sanrhara and Zinnia concessions in Tunisia, has become a story that reflects both the revolving doors culture that permeates elite circles and how the EBRD is able to provide loans that provide absolutely no additionality.
Proposed EU loan would make Tunisia’s debt problems worse, say CSOs
March 28, 2014
– MEPs to vote on new loan in April. – Tunisia is already paying more to its Western creditors than it receives in loans and grants, and almost all of the new loan would be used for debt repayments. Civil society groups from Tunisia and Europe are urging the European Parliament to concentrate on debt relief instead of voting through a EUR 300 million loan to Tunisia, arguing that this will only add to the country’s huge existing debt burden.
The EBRD should listen (better) to civil society in Arab Spring countries
May 22, 2012
In preparation to its extended lending to Arab Spring countries, the EBRD is conducting consultations with civil society. Yet the bank doesn’t seem to make an appropriate effort.