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CIDSE's German member organisation, MISEREOR, is concerned at the weakness of a proposal that EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht is publishing on March 5. The proposal is supposed to reduce trade in conflict minerals, but is too limited in focus. (Full press release in German).
Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process, a Working Paper by Misereor, Global Policy Forum and Brot für die Welt, January 2014
Country-by-Country reporting requirements for corporations - a contribution to strengthening public finances in countries in the Global South. A Working Paper by Misereor, Global Policy Forum and Brot für die Welt, January 2014. (English summary - full report available in German)
A world at war and plagued by individual, political and economic antagonism is mourning the death of the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle. President Obama says Nelson Mandela was one of the most courageous and influential persons of our time. Influential?
Zahlreiche südafrikanische Partner von MISEREOR würdigen die Verdienste von Nelson Mandela um den Frieden und die Versöhnung in seinem Land.
MISEREOR has interviewed two partners from South Africa, Merwyn Abrahams, director of PACSA, an organisation for human rights and social justice, and Fawzia Naidoo of the organisation Thabiso Skills.
MISEREOR greets European Parliament support for transparency in natural resources and extractives sector
Together with other civil society organisations, CIDSE member organisation MISEREOR greeted the European Parliament decision on the Commission proposal on transparency for large corporations in the oil, gas, mining and forestry sectors. The new rules will force them to reveal their payments, such as taxes and concessions, not only by which government receives the money, but also by project. (Press release in German below)
Human Rights Impact Assessmentof the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project. A report by the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) commissioned by MISEREOR, Fastenopfer (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund), in collaboration with Bread for All, June 2013
Campaigners celebrated as the European Parliament and European Council met key demands of the coalition on corporate transparency, Publish What You Pay. CIDSE has demanded changes to the Accounting and Transparency directives which will require oil, gas, mining and forestry companies listed on European stock exchanges to publish what they pay governments. This country-by-country-reporting will improve the possibility of local campaigners to learn what their governments are paid by European and transnational companies.
Fiscal policy – and hence also tax policy – is one of the most important steering instruments of governments. The true priorities of policies are often revealed more clearly by budgets and tax legislation than they are by declarations and action programmes. Also, a government’s fiscal policy reflects the political influence of certain interest groups.