European Union Office

Challenging EU policies to make them work for people in poverty

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...
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...

La Repubblica – “Il cibo non serve per produrre benzina I biocarburanti producono fame”

18 September 2013

Euronews – Brussels: Protesters pile pressure on EU over food prices and shortages

18 September 2013

Agencia EFE - Eurocámara apoya una tasa financiera más reducida para los bonos soberanos

17 September 2013

El País - Europa intenta encarecer las emisiones de CO2 a la atmósfera

17 September 2013

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

17 September 2013

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