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13-02-2018

EU warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

The EU on Monday ordered Oxfam to explain itself over a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, warning charities that the bloc would cut their funding if they breached ethical standards. UK-based Oxfam has been left reeling by reports in the Times …

Africa 12-02-2018

France unveils plans for 2022 goal

The French government recently unveiled a plan to reach its goal of allocating 0.55% of gross national income to development aid by 2022, but French development aid will only start increasing from 2020. EURACTIV.fr reports. Following a meeting of …

Development Policy 12-02-2018

Oxfam International boss ‘broken-hearted’ by sexual misconduct scandal’

The executive director of Oxfam International said yesterday (11 February) she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti involving aid workers that has prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities. Oxfam, one of Britain’s …

Development Policy 29-01-2018

Extreme wealth continues to grow in 2017

According to an Oxfam report, 2017 registered a record high of millionaires, with a new millionaire every two days - a trend largely supported by tax evasion practices. EURACTIV.fr reports. According to the report “Reward work, …

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with Turkey, a key ally in helping to tackle Europe's migration crisis, government sources …

Oxfam challenges EU by publishing alternative tax haven list

A week before the Commission is expected to adopt a blacklist of tax havens, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam threw down the gauntlet by publishing its own list of 35 countries, which includes four EU member states and four EU hopefuls from …

Development Policy 24-10-2017

Oxfam chief: ‘We also feel the lack of trust among citizens’

Winnie Byanyima believes it is high time to come up with fresh thinking in the world of politics and economy. But first, deeper self-criticism is needed across the board because all fields, including the NGO sector, are affected by a …

Oxfam exposes ‘great abuse’ in EU’s approach to migration

Oxfam's Brussels office has published a report saying that the European Union’s migration policy needs “an urgent shift in direction” in order to respect the EU's founding values of human rights, in a lobbying effort ahead of the 19-20 October …

Development Policy 20-09-2017

Why is world hunger on the rise?

Hunger is on the rise for the first time in a decade, warns a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). EURACTIV France reports. Ending hunger by 2030, the second of the UN's sustainable …

Africa 13-09-2017

Juncker criticises lack of solidarity with Africa

In his State of the Union speech, Commission President Juncker reminded member states to contribute to the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. EURACTIV France reports. "Solidarity cannot be exclusively intra-European," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in his State …

Economy & Jobs 14-06-2017

European Parliament on the fence over tax transparency for multinationals

After a vote on Monday (12 June) by the European Parliament's ECON and JURI committees, European multinationals will be obliged publish details of their activities in every country where they operate. But a number of loopholes weaken the tax transparency …

Development Policy 21-02-2017

Stylianides condemns ‘man-made’ famine in South Sudan, promises €82m

The EU on Tuesday (21 February) condemned as “man-made” the newly-declared famine in South Sudan, whilst pledging an initial €82m in emergency aid to the country. The famine situation in the world’s youngest country – it declared independence from Sudan in …