Press Releases

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Tove Ryding

Ground-breaking civil society proposal for a UN Convention on Tax is published

A UN Convention on Tax would, for the first time, create a truly global framework where all countries can participate on an equal footing. The UN is the only truly universal body that exists, making it the obvious place to anchor a truly global convention on tax.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Julia Ravenscroft

CSOs across the world call on the OECD DAC to drop all plans to report the donations of excess Covid-19 vaccines as aid, as member governments fail to agree on guidelines

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has failed to agree on a plan on how to report the donation of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses as aid, following months of wrangling. This is a bitter-sweet victory for CSOs, as donors willing to report these excess vaccine donations will still be able to do so as in-kind donations, despite the lack of agreement.

This press release was updated on 15 February following a formal announcement by the OECD. 

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Tove Ryding

Unambitious corporate tax proposal could lead to shortage of EU resources for Covid-19 recovery

Rather than an ambitious reform of the corporate tax rules, today's EU tax package is a Christmas present to all the multinational corporations that will be able to continue paying very low taxes.

  • Tax Justice
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

Rich countries fail to agree on how to report surplus Covid-19 vaccine donations as aid

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is facing an impasse among its membership on the adoption of controversial new rules that would allow rich countries to report the donation of surplus Covid-19 vaccines as aid. This is a vindication of the struggle civil society organisations have been engaging in for months opposing these new rules. 

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

Eurodad reaction to the finalisation of IDA20 Replenishment

  • Allocation insufficient to meet urgent needs of the world’s poorest
  • No detail on how the funds will be spent
  • Development Finance
  • IFIs

Missed Opportunity: EU Parliament rubber stamps Directive that promises tax transparency, but fails to deliver

The European Parliament has rubberstamped a new EU Directive which has public country by country reporting (CBCR) in name only. 

  • Tax Justice
  • #Tax
  • #CBCR
  • CBCR
Tove Ryding

As G20 meets to rubberstamp OECD tax deal, 130+ developing countries push for UN tax body

The move, which challenges the OECD's dominance as the place where global tax rules are written, is a strong sign that many developing countries do not consider the discussion about global tax rules to be over.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Jean Saldanha

IMF-WB Annual Meetings: High expectations, poor outcomes

Eurodad’s Director Jean Saldanha reflects on the “business as usual” approach of the past week, the lack of urgency around Special Drawing Rights, and the total failure by G20 finance ministers to address deepening debt levels in the global south.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Julia Ravenscroft

It’s just the tip of the iceberg: Civil society organisations call for an overhaul of the World Bank following the Doing Business Report scandal

Recommendations include an end the gentleman’s agreement in the leadership selection process, reform of the Bank’s quota system to give more power to countries from the global south and no DBR 2.0

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Tove Ryding

Eurodad: OECD tax deal is unfair and fails to solve the problem

The OECD has produced a deal that has strong biases towards the interests of larger and richer countries, at the expense of the world’s poorest countries.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging