European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

Media Reaction | 13 October 2011
Today the European Commission launched a new ‘Agenda for Change’ for EU development policy, laying out Europe’s new vision for its relations with developing countries. Oxfam welcomes the blueprint as...
Media Reaction | 4 October 2011
About innovative financing for development and climate change EU Finance Ministers today agreed their common position for the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting on 14-15 October in Paris, as well...
Media Reaction | 28 September 2011
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today threw his full support behind an EU Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) arguing that banks must make a '”contribution” back to society after the €4...
Media Reaction | 30 June 2011
The European Commission proposed today an EU-wide Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to fund its next long-term budget (2014-2020) partly through own resources. International development NGOs Oxfam and...
Media Reaction | 22 June 2011
Responding to President José Manuel Barroso's statement ahead of European Council meeting on 23/24 June that the European Commission will press ahead with plans for a unilateral tax on the...

European Voice - EU fails to agree Kyoto negotiating position

21 December 2012

AFP - Eleven EU nations get go-ahead on 'Robin Hood' finance tax

21 December 2012

BBC - EU acts against harm from biofuel crops

21 December 2012

Euronews - EU Commission to limit food-based biofuels

21 December 2012

Associated Press – EU considers limiting percentage of biofuels made from food that count toward renewable target

21 December 2012

by Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate expert

It is a well-known fact that one of the industries most vulnerable to climate change is the food industry. Their long global supply chains – sourcing...

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By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s EU Head of Office

The latest figures from the OECD seem promising but hide an uncomfortable truth. Donors have collectively increased their development aid spending, but most of Europe’s...

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Oxfam International’s European Union office in Brussels works to influence key decision-makers to ensure that EU policies affecting poor countries have a far reaching, positive impact on the lives of those most in need.

Our work spans numerous policy areas including food security, climate change, development policy and finance, and the provision of humanitarian assistance to victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

The EU office works together with Oxfam’s eight European affiliates in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. We also join forces with allied NGOs and civil society organizations.

Meet the team:

Natalia Alonso
Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns / Advocacy Offices
Tel: +32 2 234 11 14

Angela Corbalan
Head of Communications / Deputy Head of EU Office
Tel:  + 32 2 234 11 15

Marc Olivier Herman
EU Economic Justice Policy Lead (Food Security > Biofuels / Financial Market Regulation)
Tel: +32 (0)2 234 11 12

Lies Craeynest
EU Economic Justice Policy Advisor (Food Security > Climate Change / Agricultural Development Policy)
Tel: +32 (0)2 234 11 20  

Hilary Jeune
EU Essential Services Policy Advisor (Development Policy & Finance > Aid quantity & quality / Health and Education / EU budget 2014-2020 / Post 2015 agenda)
Tel: + 32 2 234 11 13

Joanna Sullivan
EU Essential Services Policy Advisor (Development Policy & Finance > Fight against Tax Evasion and Avoidance / Domestic Resources and Financing for Development)
Tel: +32 (0) 22 34 11 25

Nicholas Todd
EU Advocacy Advisor (Financial Transaction Tax / Campaigning around European Parliament elections)
Tel: +32 2 234 11 19

Sara Tesorieri
EU Conflict & Humanitarian Policy Advisor
Tel +32 (0)2 234 11 16  

Hervé Busschaert
EU Partnership Development Consultant
Tel: +32 (0)4 734 816 15

Natalia Danilov
Office Administrator
Tel.: +32 2 234 11 10

Abraham Lombrana
Administrative Assistant
Tel +32 (0)2 234 11 21

Aislinn McCauley
EU Essential Services and GROW Assistant
Tel: +32 2 234 11 17      

Nikoleta Arnaudova
EU Conflict and Humanitarian Policy Issues Assistant
Tel: +32 2 234 11 28      

Sarah El Attar
EU Conflict and Humanitarian Policy Issues Assistant
Tel: +32 2 234 11 17   


Other Brussels-based staff:

Oxfam International personnel not focusing on EU issues

Céline Charveriat
Director of Advocacy and Campaigns
Tel: +32 2 234 11 11

Daunia Jester
PA to Director of Advocacy and Campaigns
Tel: +32 2 234 11 22

Cécile Unternaehrer
Researcher on Aid & Development Finance
Tel: +32 2 234 11 26

Gilles Van Handenhove
Brand & Communications Officer
Tel: +32 2 234 11 24

Véronique Bonnet
French Translations Officer
Tel: +32 2 234 11 23