About: extractive industries

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WWF France calls gold mine project ‘ecological disaster and economic mirage’

The French government will open a public debate on 3 April on the Montagne d’Or, a largely controversial gold mine project in French Guyana. But WWF France demands that the project be abandoned and calls for a move toward an ecologically and socially sustainable development in the overseas department.
Climate change 10-01-2017

French mining code reform ignores climate objectives

The long-awaited reform of France's mining code is about to get under way. But the new text pays very little heed to the country's environmental objectives. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 11-09-2015

Piketty: EU must demand more transparency from companies in Africa

The European Union should require companies operating in Africa to disclose the taxes they pay there more transparently, to ensure they contribute fairly to government revenues, French economist Thomas Piketty said on Thursday (10 September).
Development Policy 23-09-2014

France demands greater transparency from extractive industries

The French parliament has adopted the first European directive to increase transparency in the extractive industries. Producers of wood, oil, gas and minerals will now have to declare payments to the states where they operate.
Development Policy 25-11-2013

French nuclear giant Areva slammed for ‘tax negotiation’ in Niger

The French uranium mining firm Areva is facing calls to end its practice of securing tax exemptions from the government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, as contract negotiations between the two reach a critical stage. 

Canada ‘spins’ mining disclosure laws on back of EU’s approval

The European Parliament has given its final approval for tough new disclosure rules for energy and mining firms, just as Canadian premier Stephen Harper announces similar rules in London in a bid analysts say is designed to smooth over bad headlines on tar sands.

EU moves again on financial disclosure of extractives industries

Amid a crackdown on tax avoidance, the European Union has backed new rules requiring the extractive industries to disclose payments made to governments on a country-by-country basis.

UK tried diluting EU law on mining transparency: MEP

The British government, influenced by mining company Rio Tinto, attempted to undermine an EU law that aims to bring greater transparency to the oil, gas, mining and logging sectors despite the government's public declarations that it supports more disclosure, the European lawmaker who led the negotiations said on Wednesday (10 April).

New EU rules target transparency of oil, gas revenues

The EU has adopted new laws aimed at increasing the transparency of government income from the oil and gas industry, in a move poverty campaigner and U2 frontman Bono called a "game-changing breakthrough" on corruption in resource-rich developing countries.

World Bank examines its future role in the oil, gas and mining sectors

The WB is reviewing its future role in the extractive industries with stakeholders, within the global context of poverty reduction and the promotion of sustainable development.