European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

Media Reaction | 14 May 2013
Meeting today in Brussels, European Finance Ministers failed to take bold action against tax evasion and avoidance, leaving a great deal still to be achieved at next week’s EU leaders’ summit. While...
Media Reaction | 14 May 2013
Oxfam warned EU Finance Ministers, who hailed Europe’s success in meeting its Copenhagen climate finance commitments at a meeting in Brussels today, used clever accounting to make up the figures....
Media Reaction | 19 April 2013
Responding to the UK Government's decision to launch a legal challenge to plans for a European Financial Transaction Tax, Nicolas Mombrial, Oxfam EU policy adviser, said:“The UK government has lost...
Media Reaction | 10 April 2013
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU struck last night a deal on transparency of extractives industries. The agreement will be adopted by the Parliament and the...
Media Reaction | 27 March 2013
Today, the European Commission published its first Communication on the impact of EU biofuels policy on food security and land rights in developing countries. The publication of this report coincides...

EU Observer - Oil and gas giants forced to publish payments under new rules

17 September 2013

BBC Radio 4 Today - Should the West arm Syrian rebels?

6 June 2013

La Stampa - Sì di Assad alla conferenza per la pace

6 June 2013

Der Spiegel - Krieg in Syrien: Rebellengeneral fleht Westen um Waffen an

6 June 2013

De Telegraaf - €14 biljoen in belastingparadijzen

6 June 2013

By Lies Craeynest, Oxfam’s EU climate change expert

Tomorrow, the European Commission will announce its most important stance on climate change in years. After weeks of deliberation, the EU’s executive arm will state its suggestions for both CO2 emission cuts and renewable energy targets. As many European governments,...

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By Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU Office

As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on.
At Oxfam...

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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