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At a meeting at the OECD in Paris on the future of development aid, governments of the world’s richest countries promoted the use of development aid to support private investment in poor countries, but failed to focus on the rules and safeguards needed to make sure it supports the people most in need.
The European Commission has shown yet again how EU governments grant unfair tax schemes to powerful multinationals, Oxfam said reacting to the opeing of a new investigation into a UK tax scheme that exempts multinational companies from an important anti-tax avoidance measure.
A coalition of NGOs has welcomed the European Parliament's vote to increase humanitarian and development aid in the EU budget 2018, but call on the EU to ensure aid money really goes to those who need it most.
In a key committee vote on the reform of the EU bioenergy policy, the European Parliament has improved the reform proposal, but Oxfam says it does not do enough to end the EU's bioenergy policy's destructive effects on the climate and on people worldwide.
EU measures to block migrants in Libya leave people in danger, Oxfam says in reaction to the decisions of EU leaders at their summit in Brussels today.
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize goes to the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its outstanding contribution to efforts in reducing the threat of nuclear war.
Governments are letting big business off the hook when it comes to paying the billions they owe in tax, Oxfam said in reaction to the latest decision of the European Commission on Luxembourg's tax deal with online retailer Amazon.
In response to the European Commission’s statement today on creating safe and regular pathways for migrants, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Campaign Manager, Claire Seaward, said:
At the meeting of the European Council in Tallinn today France, Germany, Italy and Spain called for an agreement on new measures to tax tech giants, like Google and Amazon. Currently, disparate tax laws allow large companies to pay disproportionately low effective tax rates in the EU.
New United Nations numbers show hunger affecting 11 percent of the world’s population.