Brussels, 16 April - CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe today warned that environmentally destructive and economically unsound projects, at a total cost of 23 billion euro, in the ten new member states of central and eastern Europe, may receive an 'un-smart' green light as the European Union seeks to rapidly deploy billions of euros to offset the worsening economic crisis.
Brussels, Belgium, 16 February - 'RegioScars' awards for the most unsustainable spending of EU funds in Central and Eastern Europe were awarded today by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe. The prizes went to two projects in the Czech Republic and Poland currently in line for support from EU regional aid, and to Latvia's government for a decision to rule out wind energy projects from EU funds support because of the economic crisis.
Brussels, 25 November 2008 - With accelerated spending of EU regional aid billions expected to feature in tomorrow's economic recovery plan announced by the European Commission, CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) are calling for substantial increases in EU spending on energy efficiency and renewable energy to be put on the fast-track by the Commission.
Brussels, 24 June - CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) revealed today, on the twentieth anniversary of the EU's Cohesion policy, that clean and efficient energy and transport investment projects continue to be denied sufficient priority attention in the EU-sponsored spending plans of the new member states (EU-10).
Brussels, 25 February - A new map with details of 50 environmentally damaging and economically dubious infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern Europe was launched by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe in Brussels today . Based on the most extensive investigation to date, the map entitled 'Cohesion or Collision?' shows controversial projects with a total cost of EUR 22 billion. The projects are either already financed, or planned to be financed, by EU structural and cohesion funds and/or the European Investment Bank (EIB) .
Avant que la Commission européenne ne délivre sa propre évaluation, les organisations environnementales émettent un verdict critique, notamment en matiere de protection et d'amélioration de l'environnement en Europe. Elles proposent également toutes une série de recommandations pour les deux ans et demi a venir.
Brussels, April 27 2007 - Ahead of the European Commission's own performance assessment, environmental groups today issued a critical verdict on the Commission's record in protecting and improving Europe's environment during the first half of its term in office, and laid out a series of recommendations for its remaining 21 years.
Brussels, April 11 - The EU funding plans of the new member states for 2007-2013 are on a collision course with EU climate goals and Poland even plans to increase its emissions by 31 percent,a new report by Friends of the Earth Europe and CEE Bankwatch Network warned today .
Brussels, 7 December - EU goals to tackle climate change and curb transport growth are set to be undermined by the EU's own funding for the transport sector in the new member states, according to new research released today by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE). Analysis of draft Operational Programmes for the use of Structural and Cohesion Funds shows that the new member states in central and eastern Europe plan to invest massively in roads and motorways at the expense of public transport. 
Brussels, Belgium, March 10, 2006 -- Billions of euros of taxpayers' money are in danger of being used to fund controversial infrastructure projects in the new member states of the European Union, according to a new map launched today by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe. The warning is issued as the EU gears up to pour EUR 157 billion in Structural and Cohesion Funds into its new member states and accession countries between 2007 and 2013.