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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today EU Finance Ministers discussed tax matters, including money laundering and automatic exchange of information between tax authorities.