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The G8, tax havens and the need to clean up our own “bank yard”

While the G8 leaders claim they are at war with tax avoidance, their own bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is involved in deals linked to offshore financial centres. Originally posted on the Bankwatch website by Anne-Sophie Simpere, MENA coordinator. Tackling tax avoidance was one of David Cameron’s priorities for the UK-hosted G8 meeting during […]

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Civil Society Groups in the Arab region say Western financial aid plan could divert the Revolutions’ Economic and Social Justice Goals

Press Release by Arab NGO Network for Development[1] and Counter Balance Beirut/Brussels – In a joint statement a group of 67 civil society organizations from across 12 Arab countries are raising concerns about the EU and US backed financial aid packages for post-revolutionary countries in their region on the grounds that it could damage the […]

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