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Europe can continue burning food to fuel cars and trucks in the EU, the European Parliament voted today. In the vote on the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive for 2030, MEPs supported rules that would allow member states to force-feed car drivers with biofuels made from food-crops at current levels until 2030.
A Luxembourg court today overturned the previous guilty verdict imposed on whistleblower Antoine Deltour, who exposed secret deals that enabled multinational companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in tax. Welcoming the decision, Oxfam said whistleblowers are not criminals and governments should do more to implement tax transparency.
By renewing the authorization of these cross-border aid deliveries, millions of people in Syria will continue to receive crucial humanitarian relief.
In response to the cholera outbreak hitting the million of suspected cases mark, Oxfam expressed today its appal at this horrifying new record for the country devastated by over 1,000 days of war.
European energy ministers meeting in Brussels today agreed European drivers should be obliged to burn massive quantities of food crops in their fuel tanks until 2030. Anti-poverty organisation Oxfam and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) deplored this policy that would only benefit the biofuels industry and contribute to hunger and environmental damage.
The European Commission has today opened a state aid probe into the tax affairs of furniture giant Ikea with the Netherlands. This new case shows Europe still has to put its own house in order when it comes to ending tax havens within the EU.
As EU heads of state and government meet today in Brussels to discuss Europe’s response to migration, Oxfam says the EU must address the human rights abuses suffered by refugees and migrants within and at Europe’s borders, instead of obsessively focusing on stopping people arriving.
Responding to the release of the World Inequality Report today, which reveals that income inequality is rising in many countries but at very different speeds, Max Lawson, Head of Policy for Oxfam’s
Today the European Parliament adopted the report by its Panama Papers inquiry committee and voted in favor of recommendations aimed at stopping corporate tax avoidance across the European Union. Oxfam welcomes the Parliament's call for EU member states to adopt the reforms needed to end corporate tax abuses.
Oxfam reaction to the publication of a new World Bank – World Health Organization report which reveals that half the world do not have access to essential quality healthcare, and 800 million people face severe financial difficulties because of healthcare costs.