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Eurodad International Conference 2017: Alternative Policies for a Sustainable World

Eurodad

14 Jul 2017 10:22:47

Nearly 200 people from all over the world participated in the highly successful #EurodadAlternatives17 conference in Den Haag. All the presentations, photos, videos and live-streamed plenary sessions are now available. 

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Hamburg summit: the end of the G20’s days as a “premier forum for international economic cooperation”?

Jesse Griffiths

11 Jul 2017 16:59:06

The strangest aspect of the G20 communiqué, and the part that has dominated media coverage, is the section on the Paris climate agreement.  The strangeness arises not because of the topic – the G20 has always played second fiddle to the UN on climate issues – but because, for the first time, a whole paragraph is devoted solely to one member, the USA, explaining why it doesn’t agree with the others, followed by a paragraph by the others explaining why they will go ahead without the USA anyway, including through agreeing a “G19” action plan on energy and climate for growth.   The climate change issue is a jarring symbol of the G20’s difficulty in reaching agreement. However, the Trump administration’s ‘America first’ stance and resulting lack ...
The European Parliament voted today to strengthen rules on tax transparency for multinational corporations, but included a significant loophole which could undermine the efforts to stop multinational corporations from hiding profits in tax havens. While ...
As world leaders prepare for the G20 Summit in Germany later this week, plans for new financing initiatives for Africa have been put in doubt by a US$2 bn loan scandal in Mozambique. The German G20 Presidency intends to use the summit to promote the ...
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Eurodad, along with eighteen other NGOs, has written to the President of the EIB Werner Hoyer, voicing concerns that consultations over the complaints mechanism are not open or inclusive, and that civil society is being ignored. Read the full text of ...

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New EU aid plan risks handing billions to private companies at expense of the poorest, despite safeguards

Brussels, June 28 2017. Proposals to regulate a new multi-billion euro EU fund aimed at driving more private investment in development have just [June 28] been agreed by the European Parliament, Member States and the European Commission. But campaigners say although the proposed safeguards in the External Investment Plan are a step in the right direction, there is a risk that billions of euros of tax payers’ money will benefit big multinational corporations at the expense of the people in poverty ...
Reacting to today’s European Commission proposals on new transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries, Eurodad welcomed the proposals but said they still leave a lot to be desired. “We agree with the European Commission that we need transparency ...