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Lampedusa one year on: EU still failing to deal with migration crisis as death toll rises

One year after 800 people drowned off Lampedusa in the Mediterranean, Europe is still failing to deal effectively with the migration crisis. Vulnerable people who risk death, torture and exploitation...

An inflatable raft carrying refugees and migrants lands on a beach in Lesvos

UK turning a blind eye to suffering on its doorstep by failing to protect vulnerable refugees and migrants – aid agencies

The UK is failing in its responsibility to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict, violence, persecution and poverty, a group of 13 aid and refugee...

Oxfam suspends aid operations in Moria camp in Greece

Oxfam has today suspended operations in Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, in response to the deteriorating treatment of migrants after the recent deal struck between the EU and Turkey. ...

EU anti-tax dodging plan fails to close loopholes

Commenting on the EU's announcement today of an Anti Tax Avoidance Package of policy measures to clamp down on tax dodging, Nick Bryer, Oxfam's head of inequality campaign, said: ...

EU should stand up to companies that dodge tax and Member States that help them

Oxfam welcomes today's ruling by the European Commission that Fiat and Starbucks received unfair state aid from Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the form of 'comfort letters' providing...

European Commission wastes chance to fight corporate tax dodging

Commenting on plans to reform the corporate tax system published by the European Commission today, Oxfam's tax policy advisor Alison Holder said: "These watered down, vague plans...

Oxfam reaction to EU leaders' response to Ebola crisis

At today's EU summit, European leaders collectively pledged to raise their financial contribution to help respond to the Ebola crisis, bringing Europe's total commitment to €1 billion. ...

Bolder EU response needed to help stop Ebola spiralling out of control

Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus. ...

Oxfam reaction to President Barroso’s speech at UN climate summit

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave a speech at the UN Climate Summit today, claiming the EU is setting a good example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Oxfam reaction to G7 summit outcomes

Energy security, climate change and the global economy were among the main topics the G7 leaders addressed during the Brussels summit, but Oxfam says what's needed is a stronger steer from leaders.  ...

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