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A year after #LuxLeaks scandal EU has done next to nothing to tackle corporate tax avoidance
Corporate tax avoidance costs European citizens billions of Euros every year yet the EU has done next to nothing to tackle it. The problem is even greater in developing countries where corporate...
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 14:18
The new EU trade strategy: Nice words and Dark areas
The new EU trade strategy has just been released by the European Commission. It is called “Trade for all” – a good starting point. It seems the Commission has finally heard people’s concern...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 08:28
With a lukewarm BEPS process wrapping up – what’s next for international tax rules?
Global tax rules are being rewritten, and the world’s poorest countries have been left out. And there are signs that EU countries are not satisfied with the result.As the Organisation for Economic...
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 16:20
The future of Food seen from Expo Milan
Feeding the world, ending hunger and talking food are all over the agenda of Milan this year with the city hosting the global Expo event. I spent a day there yesterday in the massive structure...
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 15:48
How will a new era of agribusiness affect women and power relations?
Speech by Laura Sullivan at European Commission DG Agriculture event on Agribusiness I’ve spent the last eight years working with an NGO called ActionAid International, being totally inspired by...
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:22
Levelling Up: Ensuring a fairer share of corporate tax for developing countries
6 Jul 2015
Key messages of this reportinternational corporate taxation is broken and archaic and it harms all countries, especially developing countries.The Base erosion and profit Shifting (BepS) project will...
The Role of the EU in ensuring Global Tax Justice
30 Apr 2015
This paper, a part of the "Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development" series, identifies and elaborates key reforms of the international tax system that the EU must push for ahead of...
Who will benefit from the Capital Markets Union?
A group of European civil society organisations are concerned over the launch of the European Commission’s proposed Action Plan on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative. They call on policy...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 17:08
AidWatch 2014: Aid beyond 2015
20 Nov 2014
Key messages and findings:Aid quantity:Despite growing humanitarian and development challenges, such as the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, EU aid is off track to meet the 0.7% aid target in...
ActionAid Ireland steps up on campaigning
This month I went to visit ActionAid Ireland. It was a pleasure to get to know the dynamic Dublin-based team, to spend some time with the brand new Country Director, Siobhán McGee, and to hear from...
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:58