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Save the Date! Eurodad announces 2017 International Conference

Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib and SOMO, will take place this June 20-22 in Den Haag, The Netherlands. This biennial conference is a leading forum for discussion, idea-sharing and collective strategising for civil society groups advocating for reform of development finance. The themes of this year’s conference will be alternative policies for a sustainable world, better ways of financing global development and strengthening global economic regulation and governance.

Member Report


According to Oxfam’s new report, “An Economy for the 99%”, the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. The report details how big business and the super-rich are fuelling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics. It argues that the very design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to this unsustainable and unjust point, and that our economy must start working for all people. Accountable and visionary governments, businesses that work in the interests of workers and producers, a valued environment, women’s rights and a strong system of fair taxation, are central to this more human economy. 
 

Guest Blog

 
Information Exchange Needs to Go Beyond Tax
This guest blog by Tax Justice Network (TJN) is a summary and discussion of some of the findings of their new report. TJN sent a survey to more than 100 jurisdictions asking for their views on how to improve the new Automatic exchange of information (AEOI) system. AEOI is one of the hottest topics in the fight against tax evasion, and while it has been generally welcomed by TJN, they warn that many loopholes exist, especially those which prevent access to information by developing countries. A key finding of the report was that, of the countries that responded, 83% said they would be in favour of sharing tax related data to help tackle offences like money laundering and corruption. 

 

 

 

What’s New

USEFUL RESOURCES
"Usual Suspects", a new report by the Greens/EFA,  asks "who are the middlemen helping to dodge tax or launder dirty money?"


FACTS & FIGURES
The new Greens/EFA report finds that, in Europe, the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg are the top 3 countries hosting the "middlemen" helping tax dodgers. And of the 140 identified international intermediaries, 127 (nearly 90%) have at least one business unit or subsidiary located in Europe.


TAKE ACTION
Become a ONE Youth Ambassador in Belgium! Youth Ambassadors will become leaders for the ONE Campaign in their communities and beyond, and will carry out a variety of creative and innovative actions in support of ONE’s advocacy work.


EURODAD MENTIONS
Eurodad’s Tove Ryding was quoted by TeleSUR as part of their coverage of Ecuador's push for tax justice, including the establishment of a global tax body.


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