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Campaigners have welcomed today’s [15 December] decision by the EU to take an important step forward on the transparency of beneficial ownership information for companies. However, they warn that by not extending the same transparency requirements to ...
Tax justice campaigners today condemned an EU “blacklist” of tax havens which fails to include a single EU member state. The blacklist of 17 countries was published just a day after new findings showed a large group of EU countries have tax structures ...
European governments are leading a race to the bottom which will see average global corporate tax rates hit zero by 2052, according to new findings released today [December 4]. An analysis of the EU and Norway shows 12 governments have either just cut ...
This evening, the EU failed to reach agreement on putting an end to secret shell companies and anonymous trusts. The European Parliament came to the table ready to introduce public registers showing the real – so-called ‘beneficial’ – owners of ...
In a new investigation, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have revealed direct links between offshore tax havens and more than 120 politicians and world leaders; over 100 multinational corporations and countless wealthy ...

The OECD DAC High Level Meeting: major risks defused, but will the long game deliver for the poorest?


02 Nov 2017 15:09:15

This blog was co-authored by Polly Meeks (Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at Eurodad) and Julie Seghers (Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam)The stakes couldn’t have been higher going into this week’s High Level Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC). Globally, hunger is on the rise for the first time this century, and this year, the world is on the brink of four famines. An unprecedented 65 million people are on the move – and refugee numbers are at their highest since World War II. With hundreds of millions of people still living in extreme poverty, often compounded by other forms of inequality, the core challenges of poverty eradication and human rights-based sustainable development remain a matter of urgency. The ...