25 October 2012
Council conclusions adopted today by Environment Ministers set out the European Union's expectations for the United Nations climate negotiations this year, but say little on how the EU will meet its...
23 October 2012
European Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta today announced that all legal conditions are now met for a pioneer group of member states to move ahead on a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)...
17 October 2012
Today’s proposal by the European Commission to cap support for biofuels made from food crops at 5% of the demand for energy in transport sends a welcome but long overdue message to markets that all...
16 October 2012
A ministerial meeting on volatile food prices has taken place today in Rome, alongside the annual meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security. The meeting follows the cancellation of a Rapid...
16 October 2012
In response to the publication of UNESCO's Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2012, Sandra Dworack, education expert for Oxfam, said: "The report shows a worrying trend of stagnating aid for...
15 October 2012
Today, EU Development Ministers meeting at the Foreign Affairs Council approved conclusions on social protection in development cooperation. International aid agency Oxfam welcomes the strong signal...
13 October 2012
Oxfam Japan Executive Director Akiko Mera said: Gold sales profits for low-income country lending “The news that the IMF will make $1.1 billion in gold sales profits available to low income countries...
11 October 2012
Responding to comments by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, endorsing moves towards a European Financial Transaction Tax, Oxfam spokesperson Sebastien Fourmy said:"It is clear that political...
11 October 2012
Oxfam spokesperson Elizabeth Stuart said: On reform of the IMF: “Emerging markets are right to be deeply frustrated at the pace of change. IMF governance reforms are moving far too slowly. Emerging...
11 October 2012
Oxfam spokesperson Elizabeth Stuart said: IMF – Christine Lagarde Courageous and cooperative action:  “It’s imperative that the poorest countries are not overlooked at this meeting.Europe’s...