European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

Press Release | 11 October 2007
Oxfam International welcomes the decision of October 5th by Ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mauritania to officially request an extension of the Economic...
Press Release | 21 September 2007
EU Development Ministers meeting in Portugal this weekend should demand that the European Commission (EC) scraps current proposals for free trade deals with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...
Press Release | 27 April 2007
The European Commission has threatened some of the world's poorest countries with lower access to the EU market if they fail to sign new free trade deals known as Economic Partnership Agreements (...
Press Release | 12 March 2007
European Development Ministers meeting in Bonn this week (March 12-13) must act to stop the unfair free trade deals between the EU and countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), otherwise...
Press Release | 9 February 2007
Oxfam calls on UK Government to persuade Europe to end 'aid fiasco'.International agency Oxfam today revealed that more than a million euros of European Union aid for Palestinians is being paid to...

Reuters - EU finance ministers reaffirm climate financing

21 February 2012

Financial Times (Brussels blog) - EU summit: The Financial (transaction tax) Times

21 February 2012

La Libre - Belgique Remettre "de la morale" dans le système

21 February 2012

Umwelt Journal - Oxfam kommentiert Entwurf der EU-Finanzmarktrichtlinie (MiFID)

21 February 2012

Public Service Europe - EU ties development aid to political reform

21 February 2012

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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By Martin Butcher is Oxfam’s Policy Advisor on Conflict and Arms

As the fourth EU-Africa summit takes place in Brussels, we note that the theme “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace” reflects exactly Africa’s needs, and emphasizes Oxfam’s concerns about armed violence and conflict in Africa which are at the base of the...

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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
Deputy Head of EU Office / Head of Communications
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  

Matti Kohonen
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

Catherine Olier
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      

Benjamin Butcher
EU Media & Communications Intern
Tel: +32 2 234 11 29      


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

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