About: Natalia Alonso

Development Policy 28-10-2016

Parliament votes to boost EU spending on development

MEPs on Wednesday (26 October) approved a €500 million increase to EU spending to cover the costs of the refugee and migration crisis without cutting development aid.
Development Policy 12-01-2016

EU aid budget to jump 35% in 2016

The refugee crisis has forced the EU to drastically increase its international aid budget for 2016. But NGOs fear this will result in cuts in 2017. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 09-09-2015

Helping Europe’s poor or helping migrants: A political choice

It is wrong to suggest that there is a choice to make between helping Europe’s poor and helping migrants, many of them refugees fleeing from war and conflicts, writes Natalia Alonso.
Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam International's EU Advocacy Office [Oxfam]
Energy 27-06-2014

An energy crisis bound to happen

European leaders will discuss energy security, climate and energy priorities from now until 2030. How far European leaders decide to go has implications beyond Europe’s doorstep, Natalia Alonso writes.
aid spending
Development Policy 09-04-2014

Overseas aid ‘rebounds’ to record high, says OECD

Overseas development aid (ODA) jumped 6.1% last year to reach a record $134.8 (€97.8) billion, according to new figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking a “rebound” after two years of falling donations.
Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam International's EU Advocacy Office [Oxfam]

Don’t let the momentum on global warming go cold

Within the course of five days, Brussels will play host to Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. As the international community looks to keep global warming under 2°C, these leaders must insist on the same, writes Natalia Alonso.
Euro & Finance 10-05-2013

Time to get tough on tax abuse

European leaders show signs they are hardening their positions on tax abuses - evasion, the use of offshore centres and information sharing are all on the agenda. But these political noises need to be turned into action, argues Natalia Alonso.
Global Europe 05-12-2011

Oxfam chief: Europe failed to be a constructive aid donor

The EU's failure to stand up for the world's poorest people and take the lead at last week's aid summit in South Korea was worrying, said Oxfam's EU office head Natalia Alonso in an interview with EURACTIV.