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In its proposed new Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission has given in to the pressure of the biofuel industry lobby at the expense of people and the climate. The proposal would allow EU countries to rely on food-based biofuels to meet their 2030 climate and energy targets, notwithstanding strong evidence of their harmful impact on communities and the environment.
The international community cannot sit by while those women, men, and children go hungry, cold, and sick while being bombed.
The European Commission has today presented a good proposal for a new framework for the EU’s development policy. The EU institutions and member states must now make sure they translate these fine words into concrete action, says Oxfam.
The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report shows once again that economic inequality remains at shockingly high levels. The richest 1 percent now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined.
Every year 100 million people are pushed into poverty as they have to pay out of pocket for healthcare. What today’s decision means is that we will now be able to count the cost of paying for healthcare for households around the world.
Oxfam says the $2.2 billion pledged at Thursday's Brussels donor meeting for Central African Republic needs to be released now if it is to have real impact.
The budget deal struck by EU governments, the European Parliament and the European Commission promises more funds for the EU’s external action, but diverts money from those most in need, warn development and humanitarian organizations.
The criteria adopted by EU Finance Ministers for screening countries over tax abuse will be of little to no use in ending the era of tax havens.
The true scandal is that most of the schemes used by BASF are legal, and a consequence of fierce tax competition between EU member states, says Oxfam in reaction to the Greens/EFA group report on aggressive tax planning practices of German chemical giant BASF.
Despite some advances, progress towards meeting aid and development effectiveness targets is flat-lining, according to a report published by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.