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New study assesses prospects for EU funded low-carbon energy solutions in Polish regions NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Poland is currently in the final stages of planning how European funds under EU Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020 will be invested. Yet, beyond the national level, also Poland’s 16 regions (voivodeships) are about to conclude negotiations with the...
Polish region an unexpected champion of green energy citizen projects NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 35 Minutes ago
As EU Member States continue to negotiate with the European Commission their spending plans for the next Cohesion Policy funds for 2014-2020, the Polish region of Podlaskie in the northeast proves an unexpected champion for the green energy citizen&r...
Transition triumphs and traps - Assessing Poland's recent economic journey, and where it goes next NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
This article was published in Issue 59 of our quarterly Bankwatch Mail. Read it in full Some interesting cross-cultural and ideologically various perspectives were due to bounce around during the discussion, and we kicked off with a look at the so-ca...
10 years since EU accession: less than we hoped for NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Europe’s coming out of the economic crisis is murky, far-right parties across the continent are about to make significant gains in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament, and Russia is wreaking havoc at the EU’s eastern border...
Danube dam-busting - Under the radar EU funds grab spotted in Slovakia NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Bankwatch's EU funds campaigner in Slovakia Miroslav Mojzis contributed to this article. As part of their ongoing participation in the programming process for the allocation of EU funds money in the 2014-2020 period, a group of Slovak organisations...
Eyes on different prizes - EU funds negotiations enter last lap in Slovakia NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The EU funds programming process in Slovakia is gaining speed as it enters its final phase for allocating just over EUR 15 billion in the 2014-2020 budgetary period. Slovakia is keen to start drawing EU funds as soon as possible – with good rea...
Cold shower for Czech incinerator plans - no EU funding, says European Commission NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
The Czech Republic's long-standing difficulties in realising major waste incinerator schemes via EU funds investments have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks as the European Commission has poured cold water on the country's incineration plans...
Trains, planes and citizens' mobility - Axeing of Polish airport plan brings calls for improved train connections via EU funds NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
On January 14, the regional government of Podlaskie (eastern Poland) announced that it would be dropping its plan to build a new regional airport that was to have involved 80 million euro support from the European Regional Development Fund. The Pod...
Get your EU funds house in order - Hungarian group takes climate and jobs appeal direct to government's doorstep NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
With only a few weeks to go now until final crucial decisions are taken that will determine Hungary's EU spending plans for the next seven years, Bankwatch's Hungarian member group MTVSZ decided last week that it was about time the Hungarian governme...
PPPs a threat to national security, says Czech national security service BIS NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Of all the institutions I never thought would be an ally in the battle to ensure wise use of public funds, the Czech national security service BIS has to be pretty high up the list. Yet the very same BIS, in its annual report (pdf) on its activities...
Funny business as usual in the Czech Republic - one of the biggest fines in EU funds history handed out to Prague metro project NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 1 Month, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Don't get me wrong - it's not that I find it funny that one of the biggest ever infrastructure fines in EU funds history, according to the top Czech news site Aktualne.cz, has just been dished out to the Prague Public Transport Company (DPP) as a res...
Same old, same old - No signs yet that Bulgaria is getting real about how to spend its future EU budget money NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Summer 2013 will be remembered in Bulgaria for the growing cacophony of anti-government street protests. Thus, as I read throughout the summer a string of accounts from Bankwatch EU Funds colleagues about how the programming processes for 2014-2020 E...
"Move over Poland!" Czech parliament bids for EU 'dirty energy' crown, as renewables subsidies make way for fossil fuels NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
No sooner had Polish prime minister Donald Tusk reaffirmed his preference for fossil fuels last week – “The future of Polish energy is in brown and black coal, as well as shale gas”, he told an audience last week – than the Cz...
A comeback to Polish prime minister Tusk's backing of coal NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
This is, of course, the same Donald Tusk that will host the November UN Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw, which are supposed to bring the world closer to a decarbonisation scenario, the only means of steering away from catastrophic climate chang...
Charts: Financial allocations for Cohesion Policy NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The European Commission has this week published the financial allocations of Cohesion Policy to individual countries for 2014-2020. For a quick overview, we provide a few charts of the numbers below. At the same time EU countries are getting into the...
Charts: Financial allocations for Cohesion Policy NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The European Commission has this week published the financial allocations of Cohesion Policy to individual countries for 2014-2020. For a quick overview, we provide a few charts of the numbers below. At the same time EU countries are getting into the...
All at SEA - key assessment of EU funds programmes in Latvia fails to address environmental concerns, opportunities NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
There is a big long list of technical jargon attached to the programming documents of the EU funds for the 2014-2020 funding period – enough to fill an entire blog post on its own. But you will be relieved to read that, in the context of Latvia...
All at SEA - key assessment of EU funds programmes in Latvia fails to address environmental concerns, opportunities NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 4 Months, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
There is a big long list of technical jargon attached to the programming documents of the EU funds for the 2014-2020 funding period – enough to fill an entire blog post on its own. But you will be relieved to read that, in the context of Latvia...
Democratising Cohesion Policy - Slovakia not ready to put EU funds spending in citizens' hands NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
With today’s approval of the watered down proposals to reform EU Structural Funds in the European Parliament’s committee for regional development (see our press release), EU decision makers have taken a step away from ambitious environmen...
Democratising Cohesion Policy - Slovakia not ready to put EU funds spending in citizens' hands NEW
Bankwatch EU funds blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
From 2014 Slovakia has the opportunity to use a new tool that would enable decisions related to EU funds deployment to be made more directly by communities and citizens. The European Commission has decided to enable the decentralisation of the post-2...