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Eurodad International Conference 2017

Nearly 200 participants from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America gathered in Den Haag, the Netherlands, for three days of debates, workshops, presentations and networking at the Eurodad Conference "Alternative Policies for a sustainable world". Full presentations, notes and recordings from the key sessions will be available shortly, but in the meantime you can watch the highlights video and slideshow.

News

 
Tax justice campaigners say European Commission plans to crack down on offshore tax avoidance don’t go far enough

Reacting to recent European Commission proposals on new transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries, Eurodad welcomed the proposals but said they still leave a lot to be desired. 




New EU aid plan risks handing billions to private companies at expense of the poorest, despite safeguards

Proposals to regulate a new multi-billion euro EU fund aimed at driving more private investment in development have been agreed by the European Parliament, member states and the European Commission. But campaigners say there is a risk that billions of euros of tax payers’ money will benefit big multinational corporations at the expense of the people in poverty that it is meant to support. 


 

 

Civil society organisations demand action over "flawed" European Investment Bank complaints mechanism

Eurodad, along with eighteen other NGOs, has written to the President of the EIB Werner Hoyer, voicing concerns that consultations over the complaints mechanism are not open or inclusive, and that civil society is being ignored. Read the full text of the letter here.

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The OECD DAC Senior Level Meeting and the long road to inclusion for civil society

We believe that informing and consulting with civil society organisations is critical to ensuring they can effectively play their role as watchdogs to promote public accountability, and to ensure that donors are not losing sight of development aid’s core purpose: reducing poverty, fighting inequality, and making sure no one is left behind. However, the last Senior Level Meeting of the OECD DAC was closed to CSOs.

New staff at Eurodad

We're delighted to welcome two new staff to Eurodad:


Mark Perera, who joins us in mid-July as Senior Networking and Advocacy Officer.

Natalia Mielech who has already started as Communications Associate.
 
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What’s New

EURODAD ANNUAL REPORT

Eurodad has published its Annual Report for 2016. It provides an overview of the organisation's work throughout the year and includes the financial figures. Download it here.

MEMBERS' REPORTS

Paris Proof Export Support: why and how the Dutch government must exclude credit support for fossil fuel
A new report from Eurodad partner Both ENDS reveals how Dutch public export insurances heavily support the fossil fuel industry, thus making investments in the prolonging of a fossil fuel-based future financially attractive for private companies and banks.

In Debt and In The Dark: Unpacking the Economics of DRC’s Proposed Inga 3 Dam
This report, authored by Tim Jones of Jubilee Debt Campaign UK, is the first in-depth assessment of the economics of the proposed 4,800 MW Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 
UPCOMING EVENTS


On the eve of the G20 summit in Hamburg, the Global Solidarity Summit takes place on July 5 & 6, backed by a broad alliance of 77 initiatives and organisations.

On July 7, the German Jubilee Network will hold a dialogue event "We need to talk: Debt20 meets G20". Full programme is available here.
 
EURODAD MENTIONS

Eurodad’s Policy and Advocacy Manager Tove Maria Ryding was quoted in Public Finance International "EU seeks to clamp down on tax avoidance advisers and ‘go-betweens'"

Eurodad's report 'Survival of the richest: Europe's role in supporting an unjust global tax system 2016' was mentioned in the EUobserver article 'Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM'
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