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17 September 2008

EIB warned not to take diversion from EU law in Slovakia

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

The European Investment Bank (EIB)…risks backing a violation of international human rights and environmental conventions if it proceeds with a loan for the construction of five new sections of the D1 motorway in Slovakia…Friends of the Earth-CEPA...

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16 September 2008

Slovakia: NGOs say European Investment Bank risks backing human rights abuses by financing motorway

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16 September 2008

[PDF] Letter to the EIB regarding the social and environmental impacts of financing for sections of the D1 motorway in Slovakia

Author: Friends of the Earth-CEPA / CEE Bankwatch Network, signed by 13 other NGOs

If the EIB [European Investment Bank] decides to finance…[the project] it will directly contribute to the violation of international conventions related to fundamental human rights and the environment…Act 669/2007 on One-off Extraordinary Measures in...

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1 September 2008
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Author: Olivier Maurel, Consultant chercheur indépendant et Professeur associé à l’IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris-XII, Membre de la Commission Entreprise d’Amnesty International (France); avec le concours de : Natalia Alonso, Julienne Brabet, Michel Doucin, Olivier Kiehl, Thierry Philipponnat, Lisa Tassi, Alexandre Viscontini

...[L'objectif de l'étude réalisée par Olivier Maurel] est de proposer des recommandations à la CNCDH [Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme] en vue de l’avis qu’elle doit remettre au Premier ministre sur le rôle et l’action possible...

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15 July 2008

Counter Balance warns against unconditional role for EIB [European Investment Bank] in Central Asia, launches new campaign website

Author: Counter Balance

The day before a European Parliament committee vote on extending the mandate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to permit it to engage in lending activities in Central Asia, the campaign coalition Counter Balance: Challenging the European...

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27 March 2007

EIB [European Investment Bank] must get house in order before wading into Africa

Author: Magda Stoczkiewicz, Policy Co-ordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network, in a letter to Financial Times

Sir, Your editorial...is right to touch on the potential for the European Investment Bank [EIB] to be a key instrument to deliver on European Union development goals. However, as things currently stand, the EIB is not equipped to do so...Without clear...

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8 November 2006

Draft report on corporate social responsibility: a new partnership - motion for a European Parliament resolution [PDF]

Author: Richard Howitt, Member of European Parliament

[Includes a proposed European Parliament resolution, and explanatory statement. Rapporteur Richard Howitt, MEP, invites comments on this draft; comments can be sent to: . Comments received by end of 29 Nov 2006 will be considered when making final...

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14 July 2006

Nigeria: Country Signs Pioneer Agreement for Clean Energy

Author: World Bank

The people of the city of Aba...are not only making local history today by hosting Nigeria's first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) but they are getting development benefits as well. The 120 megawatt, Aba...

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3 March 2006

[DOC] ExxonMobil’s Rights and Obligations in Relation to the Payment of Oil Revenues Demanded by the Government of Chad

Author: Columbia Law School [USA], Human Rights Clinic, ed. by Prof. Peter Rosenblum

ExxonMobil now finds itself in a critical position—it must decide whether to comply with Chad’s demand to deposit oil revenues into the designated bank, thereby undermining the central poverty reduction principles of the Revenue Management Program......

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3 February 2006

Publish What You Pay coalition calls on oil firms to resist Chad's demands to pay revenues directly to govt. rather than to escrow account used for poverty reduction

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