European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

Media Reaction | 7 October 2010
Elise Ford, Head of Oxfam’s EU office, said: “Today marks a real turning point, a victory for people over profits. It’s really good news that the European Commission wants to push for a tax on...
Media Reaction | 1 October 2010
The European Union, which holds eight seats out of twenty four on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) board, has made an offer to rotate some of their IMF board seats with middle-income countries,...
Press Release | 1 October 2010
European Commission shines out on Pakistan’s crisis response, says Oxfam The European Commission announced today a significant boost of €80 million for immediate humanitarian needs in flood-hit...
The European Commission announced today a significant boost of €80 million for immediate humanitarian needs in flood-hit Pakistan. This doubles the contribution of the EU’s executive arm to €150 million, and places it as the most generous donor after Saudi Arabia, the US and the UK.
Media Reaction | 21 September 2010
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, on behalf of the European Union, today proposed a package of 1 billion Euros [$1.3 billion] to support reaching the MDGs in African, Caribbean and...
Media Reaction | 16 September 2010
EU heads of state agreed today to temporarily reduce tariffs on a number of key Pakistani products as soon as possible, and find a way to bring Pakistan into the EU's special trade benefits regime,...

BBC News - Israeli settlements 'jeopardising' Palestinian prosperity

6 July 2012

Aljazeera - EU parliament throws out anti-piracy pact

6 July 2012

Trouw – 'Biobrandstoffen gevaar voor voedselzekerheid'

6 July 2012

El País - “En Guatemala se violan los derechos a la tierra y los alimentos”

6 July 2012

Irish Examiner - UK's transaction tax stance 'untenable'

26 June 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