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  • EU falls short of full transparency in fight against corruption

    Today, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on new measures to fight money laundering. Instead of granting public access to who owns companies and trusts, the final deal leaves it up to EU Member States to determine who will have access to the information.

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The need for strong European laws to fight money laundering

Dear Mr. Kariņš, Ms. Sargentini, and Members of the European Parliament, In March, the Parliament by 643 votes called for ambitious transparency measures to fight money laundering: making public who is behind European companies and trusts. The next 24 hours will be critical to securing these measures, and in the final days of the Italian Presidency…

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EU risks failing to tackle financial secrecy

Brussels – Amidst a new outbreak of the LuxLeaks scandal, EU member states are undermining new measures that could tackle financial secrecy. Are they serious about fighting financial opacity or merely blowing hot air? Parliament’s call for transparency at risk of dilution The EU Anti Money Laundering Directive is currently being negotiated and the Council…

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The ONE Campaign Response to the Autumn Statement

Responding to the Autumn Statement and the news that the British Government will meet its target of investing 0.7 per cent of national income in aid for the second year in a row, Diane Sheard, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “We welcome today’s announcement that the UK will meet its own target of…

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The ONE Campaign responds to OECD Foreign Bribery Report

David McNair, Director of Transparency and Accountability at The ONE Campaign said: “The OECD’s report clearly shows that much of the bribery and corruption that occurs today could not happen without third parties using secretive legal structures. This is yet another piece of evidence which supports the urgent need for transparency around who owns and…

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The ONE Campaign welcomes UK Law on Oil and Gas Transparency

The ONE Campaign welcomed new legislation requiring the extractives industry to disclose what they pay to governments in taxes and other payments for natural resources. This makes the UK the first European country to implement the ground-breaking transparency standard enshrined in the EU’s Accounting Directives. Diane Sheard, UK Director of The ONE Campaign said: “A…

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