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EU budget deal fails to deliver for most in need

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.

Harmonizing EU tax rules is good but commitment to tackle race to the bottom is a must

Today the European Commission released its fourth package to combat tax evasion and tax avoidance. This corporate tax reform package notably includes a proposal to harmonize the tax base among EU 28 member states. Oxfam supports the ongoing efforts of the European Commission to reopen discussions on tax base harmonization and to push ahead in the fight against tax avoidance.

Mosul civilians face humanitarian race against time

Failure to establish genuinely safe routes, prevent the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, and considerably scale up the humanitarian response could lead to catastrophic consequences for Mosul’s children and their families, as well as Iraq’s future.

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