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25 January 2018
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Changes to EU tax haven blacklist mask the real problems, say campaigners

The EU Council announced that eight countries will be removed from the EU’s list of so-called ‘Non-cooperative jurisdictions’ – also referred to as the tax haven blacklist. The eight countries - Barbados, Grenada, the Republic of Korea, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates - will now be added to an EU ‘grey list’ of countries to be monitored further.
 In response to the announcement, Eurodad's Tax Coordinator Tove Maria Ryding said: “It makes no sense to discuss whether Mongolia should go on the black or grey list – it’s not a tax haven, so the country shouldn’t be on any lists at all.
News & Reports

Financing for Development: Time for the UN to Take Centre Stage Again  Triple Crisis, guest blog post by Jesse Griffiths

Concern Over Using Aid To Promote Rich Countries' Commercial Interests  In Depth News, op-ed by Jesse Griffiths
UK pushing dodgy Public-Private Partnerships New Internationalist
Are we heading for another developing world debt crisis? The Guardian
The IMF has choked Tunisia. No wonder the people are protesting  The Guardian Opinions
Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour has conviction quashed   BBC
SDG Knowledge Weekly: Davos, Inequality and Development Finance SDG Knowledge Hub
Opinion: How to stop Africa's new rising debt from turning into a tragedy Devex

Tax Justice UK: Announcing new Executive Director
Call for submissions for the Reality of Aid report 2018: please contact Polly Meeks:

Call for contributionsThe impact of economic reform policies on women’s human rights

What we really need to talk about is the fact that EU Member States such as the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland and Malta, are among the world’s biggest and most successful tax havens.
Tove Maria Ryding,
Tax Coordinator at Eurodad
Useful Resources

Eurodad briefing on PPPs is now available in Spanish and German.
Eurodad briefing on tied aid 'Unravelling Tied Aid' is now available in French and German.
Civil Society joint paper Submission for the EIB’s Non-Compliant Jurisdictions (NCJ) Policy review

High time for cooperation to protect tax bases - International Centre for Tax and Development blog

Reward Work, Not Wealth. - report by Oxfam International
Mega-infrastructure as a mechanism of indebtedness. The risk of illegitimate, ecological and gender debtreport by ODG

Solidarity in crisis, justice for Greece - petition demanding returning interest made on Greek government bonds

Job opportunities

Tax Justice Network: Researcher 
The role will focus on collecting and analysing data from legal databases, original legal (gap) analyses and surveys, and on collecting data on administrative capacity through desk-based research and the creation, dissemination and analysis of a survey circulated to company registries across Europe. Deadline: 15 February

CONCORD: Internship in policy and advocacy

The European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. is recruiting an intern to support CONCORD’s Policy and Advocacy work on Sustainable Development (with a particular focus on sustainable consumption and production), Migration and Global Citizenship Education. Deadline: 4 February

ITUC: Advocacy Officer
ITUC is looking for an experienced Advocacy Officer with a strong interest in promoting sustainable development premised on workers priorities such as labour rights,social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and environment. Deadline: 2 February

ITUC: Climate Policy Officer
ITUC is recruiting a Climate Policy Officer to join its Economic and Social Policy Department. Deadline: 2 February

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