Economy

How quickly time has passed. Tomorrow’s One Planet Summit in Paris marks exactly two years since the Paris Agreement was concluded, highlighting once again the increasing urgency of tackling climate change. If global temperature change is to be limited to no more than 1.5°C – and it must - no more [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The wells in the village of Lupoaia in southwest Romania have run dry. Lupoaia now depends on the mining company Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC) to deliver water twice a day, as OEC pushes against a suspended environmental permit in order to expand the mine further on to the land of [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Key findings for Poland from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017" [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 6:37:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
This blog post is the result of a small experiment whether I can write something meaningful during the 25 km commute from the small wine town Pezinok to Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. The wifi equipped train I’m using has electricity plugs and bike racks. It was financed with the help of European Structural and Investment [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Among the numerous concerns surrounding the Nenskra hydropower project (HPP) is a lack of transparency about the contract between the Georgian government and the project company. Its confidentiality has long been a source of speculation shrouding the controversial billion dollar investment. The 280 MW Nenskra HPP would be built by JSC [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The full report from the fact-finding mission is available for download. For the past few years, communities along the route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the western section of the Southern Gas Corridor have been refusing to accept the toll this gargantuan project is taking on them. While the opposition [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Having heard so many times that Silesia’s coal is Poland’s national treasure and the foundation of the country’s energy security, it was striking to find how bleakly the people there see the prospects of the mining sector. During a November visit to Silesia in Poland, a group of colleagues from Bankwatch [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This article first appeared on Euractiv.com. The Eastern Partnership initiative is meant to bring the EU and countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus closer together, but it increasingly appears that citizens and the environment come second. On Friday (November 24), when ministers and heads of state from the EU and the [...]
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The tax-to-GDP ratio in Poland increased by 1.2 percentage points, from 32.4% in 2015 to 33.6% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period. [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This note presents selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered. [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source