The Teddy Bear Journey

Large infrastructures and mega corridors will drastically change the geography of the planet, to ensure the transport of goods that we often don't need. Are we sure that this is the way to go?

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Can the EIB become the EU Development Bank?

In this new EU Watchdog Radio episode, Xavier Sol, director at Counter Balance discusses the role of the European Investment Bank (EIB) outside of Europe and the bank’s intention to become the ‘EU Development Bank

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Is the EIB too faulty to become the 'EU Development Bank'?

A new report released by the NGO coalition Counter Balance and CEE Bankwatch Network shows the bank has much homework to do before it can assume that role

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Dreams of an ‘EU Climate Bank’ go up in smoke

A potential visionary step turns out to be a missed opportunity

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What we focus on

Who are we, what do we fight for and how do we achieve it? Find out!

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What we do

Challenging public investment banks

We’re a European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with extensive experience working on development finance and public banks as well as campaigning to prevent negative impacts resulting from major infrastructure projects

Our mission is to make European public finance a key driver of the transition towards socially and environmentally sustainable and equitable societies

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Where we focus our efforts

Our activities focus on:
Climate Justice, Development & Human Rights,
Transparency & Accountability

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We conduct research on European public financial institutions and challenge investments that result in harmful impacts for people and the environment


We inform the public and open up debates on the role of EU public finance in the transition towards more sustainable and equitable societies


We coordinate advocacy campaigns towards decision-makers at EU and national levels to push for accountable, democratic and sustainable
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Song of the EIB

The song of the EIB


During the latest EU elections, we called the citizens’ attention to the EU bank, the EIB! Curious about what it does and what the citizens can do to make sure the bank operates in the public interest?

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