Press Releases

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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
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