Press Releases

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Maria Jose Romero

Eurodad response to selection of David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group

The selection of David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank is a missed opportunity to put an end to the gentlemen's agreement and strengthen the legitimacy of the World Bank. 

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Tove Ryding

European court rules that Belgium’s ‘sweetheart’ tax scheme is not state aid - exposes cracks in broken tax system

Today, the European Court of Justice ruled against the European Commission, which had alleged that the Belgian tax scheme, known as the ‘excess profit scheme,’ provided illegal state aid worth around €700 million to multinational corporations.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Tove Ryding

Eurodad reaction to the European Commission’s initiative on EU tax decision making

Today, the European Commission kick-started the debate on whether to change EU decision making on tax matters, suggesting a stepwise move towards qualified majority voting, including giving an active role to the European Parliament.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Eurodad

OECD fails to agree strict rules on development aid investments in the private sector - Oxfam and Eurodad reaction

The failure of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s to agree tough new rules governing aid invested in the private sector - private sector instruments - was criticised by Oxfam and the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) today. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Julia Ravenscroft

IMF loan conditions make situation worse for crisis-hit countries, shows new study

The IMF is attaching an increasing number of conditions to its loans to crisis-hit countries – and many of these promote harsh austerity measures which are damaging countries’ ability to provide essential services to their citizens, for example health services.

  • Development Finance
Tove Ryding

One year since Paradise Papers – EU has taken some action, but more must be done to end tax dodging

Monday, 5 November marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Paradise Papers. In the immediate aftermath, the revelations caused political leaders to denounce tax dodging and promise improvements. However, one year after the scandal, most of the problems that led to Paradise Papers remain unaddressed.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Julia Ravenscroft

Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

A new report exposes how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

International experts call out Austria for blocking progress on transparency for multinational corporation practices

Ministry of Finance excuses crumble, as time runs out for citizens to see where multinationals are paying taxes.

  • Tax Justice
Julia Ravenscroft

More than half of aid spent on procurement still goes to rich countries' firms - almost two decades after commitment to end 'tied aid'

A new report concludes that rich countries are still awarding more than half of their development aid procurement spending to companies from their own countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Julia Ravenscroft

Ten years on: Global debt at all-time high. Developing countries hit hard by fallout

Ten years after the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers (15 Sept 2008), the world is in deeper debt than it was in 2009 – the height of the financial crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability