About: Transparency Directive

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).
Public Affairs 12-05-2015

NGOs demand Timmermans make good on mandatory lobbying register

One hundred and twelve organisations sent a letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans today (11 May) asking for stronger rules on lobbying transparency.
Development Policy 23-03-2015

Statoil discloses its payments to governments

On 19 March, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil disclosed the sums it paid to governments in 2014.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2014

TTIP documents could be made public after EU court ruling

European Union documents relating to the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), could be made public after a European Court of Justice ruling yesterday (3 July).

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.
Health 10-10-2012

EU ‘running against the wind’ on health policies

SPECIAL REPORT / Public health should become part of the common EU policies and legislation “in a very structured way”, argues Bulgarian MEP Antonyia Parvanova, rapporteur on the Transparency Directive aimed at speeding up the entry into the market of new medicines.

MEPs back tougher oversight rules for oil, mining investments

A European Parliament panel voted yesterday (18 September) to strengthen financial disclosure rules designed to deter corruption in foreign mining, petroleum and forestry investments, putting the draft EU rules in line with a stringent law adopted this summer in the United States.

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