European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

Media Reaction | 26 March 2013
The European Commission's consultative communication published today marks the start of EU discussions on the shape of the 2015 international climate deal. Lies Craeynest, Oxfam's EU policy advisor...
Media Reaction | 21 March 2013
In reaction to today’s EU Environment Ministers’ biofuels debate, Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Policy Advisor, said: “The Ministers’ silence on the impact of biofuels on poor countries is simply...
Media Reaction | 20 March 2013
In reaction to the 2013 European Neighborhood Policy Package, put forward today by European Commissioner Stefan Füle, the Head of Oxfam EU Office, Natalia Alonso, said: “Oxfam welcomes the support...
Media Reaction | 22 February 2013
In reaction to the orientations discussed today by Energy Ministers on changes to the European biofuels policy, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s EU Policy Advisor said: "Again today we see far too many...
Media Reaction | 14 February 2013
Reacting to the presentation by the European Commission of its new legislative proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) through enhanced cooperation, Nicolas Mombrial, Oxfam’s EU Policy Adviser...

De Nieuwsblad - Europa aast op 1.000 miljard euro zwart geld

6 June 2013

Reuters - EU members pledge 31.5 bln euros for poor countries

4 June 2013

BBC - Syria conflict: EU struggles over arms embargo

4 June 2013

Deutsche Welle - Oxfam says $12tn stashed in European tax havens ahead of EU tax talks

4 June 2013

Sky News - Tax Dodgers 'Could End Extreme Poverty Twice'

4 June 2013

By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor

In the world of overseas development, money answers many questions.
If we’re interested in finding out how far we have come in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or in what direction we should go for a post-2015 agenda, having the right numbers in place is key to moving...

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By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy adviser

The money for development aid and humanitarian assistance under the new 2014-2020 EU budget falls short of what is needed to help the EU respond to today’s pressing global challenges including runaway climate change, food insecurity, resource constraints and growing inequality between rich and poor....

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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