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Compromise on the EU budget will put millions of people’s lives on the line

Ahead of the European Council meeting tomorrow in Brussels, Oxfam is warning that the compromise that EU leaders are set to reach on the EU long term budget this week will put millions of people...

Oxfam calls for the European FTT to be a Robin Hood tax

Reacting to the vote of the European Finance Ministers in favour of the 'enhanced cooperation procedure' for a financial transaction tax in eleven European countries, Nicolas Mombrial, Oxfam's...

EU aid for poorest will bear brunt of budget squeeze

The European Union should think again over changes to its proposed budget which could squeeze help for the poorest people on the planet but protect planned spending increases elsewhere, Oxfam said...

Oxfam reaction to EU proposals for Doha climate talks: “The EU cannot arrive at the Doha climate talks empty-handed.”

Late last night Europe's Environment Ministers set out the EU's expectations for the UN climate negotiations in Doha later this year, but had little to say on how the EU will meet its commitment...

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European Commission caves into pressure from the biofuels lobby, says Oxfam

The European Commission has watered down draft legislation on biofuels as a result of pressure from the biofuels lobby warned Oxfam today.  The draft legislation published today marks...

IMF and World Bank must support poor countries facing food price volatility and Euro crisis

The World Bank and IMF must step up their support for developing countries who are struggling with spiking food prices along with the fallout from Europe's fiscal crisis, international agency...

G20 fails 1 billion people worldwide

The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos, international agency Oxfam said. Leaders were absorbed with disagreements about how to fix the Eurozone,...

Eurozone breakup could cost poorest countries $30bn

G20 must not allow Euro crisis to derail development efforts - Oxfam ...

Oxfam Media Brief - G20 must live up to its pledges for fairer and stronger growth

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'Austerity isn't working' eminent economists tell EU leaders

European leaders pushing austerity as the solution to the current economic crisis are guilty of "bad economics, bad arithmetic and ignoring the lessons of history," according to a pamphlet...

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