Counter Balance

The dark side of EIB funds: How the EU’s bank supports non-transparent investment funds based in tax havens

Counter Balance has launched a report that critically analyses a little-known part of the European Investment Bank (EIB)’s operations: its use of private equity funds.

  • Tax Justice
  • Counter Balance

Highway to hell: European money fuelling controversial infrastructure projects

Providing an in-depth analysis of two major infrastructure projects in the Veneto region in Italy, Re:Common and Counter Balance's report focuses on the corruption and state capture issues related to them. Both the Passante di Mestre and the Mose projects have become enmeshed in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Italian history, leading to the arrests of politicians, businessmen and public officials. We refer here to this scandal of systemic corruption as the “Veneto system”.

  • Development Finance
  • Re:Common
  • Counter Balance