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EU Finance Ministers’ meeting

10 December 2013

Ministers expected to discuss the revision of the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the revision of the EU Savings Tax Directive. Both proposals, put forward by the European Commission, aim to fight tax evasion.

Event: Reversing the resource curse: A broader agenda for change

5 December 2013

This event, hosted by MEP Nirj Deva, Vice Chair of the Development Committee, will look at the role of the extractive industries in reversing the “resource curse” affecting developing countries. In particular, participants will discuss the policy framework needed to ensure the extraction of natural resources benefit developing countries and become a force for good. Natalia Alonso, Head of the Oxfam’s EU Office, will present Oxfam’s views on the need for greater transparency on this sector, building on the rules agreed earlier this year by the EU as part of the EU Accounting Directive.

MEPs debate money laundering

28 November 2013

The European Parliament’s Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) are holding a joint hearing to present their draft position on the revision of the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Oxfam is calling for public registries of beneficial owners to ensure clarity on who are the real owners of companies and other corporate entities.

European Week of Action on Tax

25 November 2013

Eurodad members are organising a week of action starting in the UK to mobilise the public and decision-makers around the need to scale up efforts to fight tax dodging.

MEPs to vote on 2014-2020 budget

19 November 2013

UN Climate Change Conference

11 November 2013

This year, the UN climate change conference will include a high level ministerial meeting on climate finance. Oxfam is calling on Europe and other developed countries to come forward and say how much money they intend to stump up to help poor countries adapt to a changing climate and develop in a low carbon way in 2014 and 2015.


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