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16th November 2017
Top story

Despite Paradise Papers, EU Member States can’t agree on transparency initiative

Negotiations on revising the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive had to be postponed, as EU Member States weren’t ready to negotiate. Read Eurodad's reaction here.
News and Reports

‘Paradise Papers’: Eurodad's reaction

The so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ leak consists of 13.4 million documents, mainly originating from the offshore company Appleby and a number of tax haven company registers from tax havens. Read Eurodad's reaction and recommendations here.

Financing for Development: current issues for international development cooperation.

Background paper by Jesse Griffiths, Director of Eurodad.

The OECD DAC High Level Meeting: major risks defused, but will the long game deliver for the poorest?

Polly Meeks (Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at Eurodad) and Julie Seghers (Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam) sum up outcomes of OECD DAC High Level Meeting.

Our political decision makers have clearly failed to tackle this problem. Ministers have given many speeches about wanting to fix the system, but they haven’t walked the talk.

Tove Maria Ryding,
Tax Coordinator at Eurodad, in response to Paradise Papers
Useful resources

Global Linkages: Re-examining The Empirical Basis of the 2015 Tax Spillover Analysis by Christian Aid

Recording of the webinar on multilateral development banks organised by La Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, la Coalición Regional por la Transparencia y la Participación, y la plataforma periodística CONNECTAS (in Spanish)

Doing the same thing and expecting different results? Analysis of the sustainability and transparency of the European Fund for Strategic Investments - by Counter Balance

Is the European Commission preparing a new privatisation push? - Corporate Europe Observatory

"Nature destruction cannot be compensated for say NGOs warning communities against biodiversity offsetting" - Counter Balance

Job opportunities

Publish What you Pay: EU Consultant

With the European Commission due to review the EU Accounting and Transparency Directives by mid-2018, Publish What You Pay is looking to engage a consultant who will carry out high-level advocacy to maximise the impact of civil society’s response and engagement in that process. Application deadline: 30 November
Upcoming events

The corridors of power – where money meets politics, 6-7 December, Brussels

The event will discuss the issues of political corruption, parliamentary ethics, lobby transparency and party and campaign finance.

The role of public institutions in promoting tax transparency, 23 November, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The event aims to facilitate the NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe and representatives of public institutions to enrich the discussion of corporate tax (non)transparency in the region. To register, please email or

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