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Knut Falk Qvigstad´s (MDG - Norwegian Green Party) input on the interpellation, points out what information society needs in order to keep their authorities and companies accountable. Screenshot: Parliament´s video archive  Knut Falk Qvigstad (MDG) explains why the weaknesses in OECD´s BEPS-track will allow companies to continue the same practices as they have been doing.
From 2003 - 2012, 6.6 trillion US dollar left developing country economies illicitly. Illustration: PWYP Norway  Financial transparency can finance development
Finance MinisterSiv Jensen. Foto: Rune Kongsro, Finansdepartementet  There are mechanisms against the Panama leak. The Ministry of Finance is scheduling the most important hearing which can give transparency into companies for "summer."
EITI is a three party cooperation between authorities, companies, and civil society. Everybody needs to come to an agreement now on what the continued process will be for EITI in Norway. Illustration: PWYP Norway  PWYP Norway invites to an open meeting about EITI in Norway on the 2nd of June. The meeting is organised in relation to the EITI Board Meeting that takes place in Oslo. A key question for PWYP Norway is: What should be the way forward for EITI in Norway?
Until now Parliament´s own control mechanisms have not been involved. They will be now when Parliament takes this step. Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org  The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs has reported the Government´s lack of follow-up of the transparency law extended country-by-country reporting.
There is widespread agreement that the current CBCR regulation does not function as intended, and therefore cannot make visible unwanted tax adjustments. Illustration: PWYP Norway.  Parliament asked for extended country-by-country reporting (ECBCR). The Ministry of Finance sent out a hearing on BEPS.
EITI is a three party cooperation between authorities, companies, and civil society. Everybody needs to come to an agreement now on what the continued process will be for EITI in Norway. Illustration: PWYP Norway The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is receptive to replacing the annual EITI reporting in Norway with other initiatives. Along with the oil sector and civil society they will arrive at a decision in November 2015 on what the road ahead will be for EITI in Norway.
Truls Wickholm from the Labour Party has asked the Norwegian Finance Minister how the Norwegian government will follow up the country-by-country regulation. Photo: PWYP Norway/Eline Helledal Just before the summer recess started in Norway, the Norwegian Parliament, the Storting, agreed to strengthen country-by-country reporting regulations. To find out how the Norwegian Government plans on following up on this new regulation, Truls Wickholm, (Labour Party), has sent a written question to Siv Jensen, Norway’s Finance Minister.
The Sarayaku people in Ecuador have experienced major damage after it was started oil exploration on their territory. Major protests have occurred in Ecuador lately. Photo: Fundación Pachamama Publish What You Pay Norway and Oslo and Akershus University College are inviting you to a lunch seminar Wednesday October 7.
Sustainable development goals are wishful thinking unless we finance them.Financial transparency and taxes are the keys to finance development.Did you know that one mechanism that can fight financial secrecy already exists? It is low cost, effective, and targeted to use. It will show where the money is built up. The only thing missing is politicians willing to use it.

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