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OCTOBER 2019, Washington D.C: 35 civil society organisations have today signed a declaration rejecting the IMF austerity policies implemented in Ecuador, Argentina and Haiti and raising the following social and economic concerns which are now evident ...
Cracks in the broken tax system exposed as the European court rules that a tax deal between Luxembourg and Fiat was illegal state aid, while another between the Netherlands and Starbucks was not. In reaction to the ruling, Eurodad's tax coordinator, Tove ...

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Eurodad response to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' #MauritiusLeaks

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released another ground breaking tax exposure. The #MauritiusLeaks show how multinational corporations from all over the world have used Mauritius to avoid taxes, including on their own operations in some of the world’s poorest countries. Reacting to the leaks, Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Coordinator at the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), said: “#MauritiusLeaks is yet another shocking example of large-scale international ...
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From 3-4 June, we met in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for our International Conference to build momentum to create change in development finance and achieve economic justice for all. Here are just a few highlights from two days of highly productive ...

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Eurodad response to large-scale international fraud with value added tax (VAT)

Under the headline Grand Theft Europe, the newsroom Correctiv, together with media outlets across Europe, have published the results of a cross-boundary investigation about large-scale international fraud with value added tax (VAT). According to the European Commission, this type of fraud is costing European governments around €50 billion each year. Commenting on the revelations, Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Coordinator at the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), said: “It’s sad to ...

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Eurodad in Action at the UN Financing for Development Forum

Bodo Ellmers, Tove Ryding, Cecilia Gondard

24 Apr 2019 17:19:29

The United Nations convened in New York last week for the Financing for Development Forum. While the outcome document has been negotiated in advance, the Forum itself offered lots of opportunities to discuss what change we need to finance the sustainable development goals. Eurodad staff and members as well as the broader Civil Society Financing for Development Group made extensive use of these opportunities. Here is a wrap-up of the highlights which ranged from policy debates on aid, debt, tax and private finance to the first ever – but probably not the last – Civil Society Debt Workout.  Eurodad at the #FfDForum

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Plummeting aid figures fail to meet spending target while leaving poorest behind

Brussels, 10 April 2019 - New preliminary aid figures released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today show spending in 2018 fell by 2.7 per cent compared to 2017, with the neediest countries being hit hardest. Last year’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) for all OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) members equaled 0,31 per cent of gross national income, less than half of the 0.7 per cent longstanding spending target – a commitment made ...

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Eurodad response to selection of David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group

On Friday 5 April, David Malpass was selected as the new president of the World Bank Group. Mr. Malpass was the only candidate for the post, after having been nominated by US President Donald Trump. Commenting on the selection, Maria José Romero, Policy and Advocacy Manager at the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), said: “It is a missed opportunity that the selection process wasn’t competitive nor transparent. On the contrary, since the World Bank’s founding, ...