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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
Eurodad

Eurodad reaction to the Pandora Papers tax scandal

This evening, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published yet another global tax scandal – known as the #PandoraPapers. The investigation – which included over 600 journalists in 117 countries – presents the findings from a leak of more than 12 million documents. Once again, at the centre of the scandal is the use of secret shell companies by politicians and the ultra-wealthy elite.

  • Tax Justice
Chiara Mariotti

Eurodad reaction to the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’ scandal: Fundamental reform of the Bank “urgent”

In light of the growing scandal around the World Bank's Doing Business report, Eurodad has issued the following reaction.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Tove Ryding

Eurodad reaction to G7 Finance Ministers’ tax deal

Today's agreement is not fair nor ambitious, and there is a high risk of it leading to a more complex and ineffective tax system.

  • Tax Justice
  • Global Processes

EU fails to introduce real public country by country reporting

“We’re in a middle of a global crisis, but while many big multinational corporations are cashing in record profits, large-scale corporate tax avoidance continues to cost our societies billions of Euros in lost tax income every year. We know that public country by country reporting can help solve this problem, and that is why we need urgent action. Sadly, today’s agreement has been watered down so much that it will not be effective.”

  • Tax Justice
  • CBCR
Julia Ravenscroft

New report sheds light on structure and holdings of sovereign bonds of developing countries

Research discloses the identity of 501 institutional investors which hold a total of US$ 169 billion in sovereign bonds of 62 developing countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes