September 10, 2014
The news portal Deutsche Welle has visited the Kolubara lignite mine in Serbia and produced a short clip about the difficulties faced by the Serbian energy sector. Our Serbian colleague Nikola Perusic speaks in the video about the terrible landslide that happened in May 2013.
July 10, 2014
Компенсация потерь биоразнообразия в Европейском Союзе станет осуществившейся мечтой для некоторых инвесторов и настоящим кошмаром для природы.
July 10, 2014
Biodiversity offsetting in the European Union would be a dream come true for some investors – and a nightmare for nature.
February 4, 2013
A campaign against a new lignite power plant in Kosovo uses World Bank figures to highlight the health damage resulting from pollution.
May 15, 2012
Ahead of the European Investment Bank’s annual meeting, Counter Balance and Bankwatch have chosen an unconventional way to remind the EIB shareholders of the bank’s chequered track record.
April 23, 2012
A new campaign video illustrates Europe’s self-absorbed approach to its energy policy outside Europe. (A blog entry Cross-posted from the Counter Balance blog.)
January 27, 2012
Earlier this week we published an overview of two Central Asian mining projects financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan and the Ukhaa Khudag coal mine in Mongolia’s south Gobi desert, which is part of the much larger – in fact the world’s largest – coal deposit at Tavan Tolgoi.
January 3, 2012
Baffled by an EIB loan to a holiday resort in Morocco, our friends from Counter Balance – Challenging the European Investment Bank had a closer look at the kind of development promoted there and came back with this wonderfully illustrative video.
December 22, 2009
A ban on all cyanide-based mining technologies on Hungarian territory that was passed by 356 votes in favour to one vote against in Hungary’s parliament earlier this month has strengthened hopes of other national bans – even a Europe-wide ban – ahead of the tenth anniversary of the Baia Mare disaster next month.