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.
Angola extracts more and more oil, and is one of the countries in Norad's Oil for Development program. Photo: Flickr.com
Norad's Oil for Development program will hand out new grants to civil society in 12 countries. The deadline for applications is October 1st 2015.
Leader of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Hans Olav Syversen (Christian Democratic Party), submitted a proposal from a united Parliament today, making sure companies have to report from tax havens. Photo: Christian Democratic Party
Thursday evening, all the parties in Parliament agreed to strengthen the work on financial transparency. A great victory for transparency, and an important step in the right direction, PWYP Norway says.
Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen, claims that we already have enough measures against tax evasion. That is incorrect, writes Mona Thowsen in an opinion piece in the newspaper, Klassekampen. Photo: Christine Amdam
The Minister of Finance wriggles away from the facts in the debate over measures against tax evasion in tax havens
Kjell Ingolf Ropstad from the Christian Democratic Party (left), and Ola Elvestuen from the Liberal Party, both argued in favor of extended country-by-country reporting during the Parliamentary debate on June 5. Photo: Christine Amdam
The Christian Democratic Party and the Liberal Party express their support for extended country-by-country reporting, but have not yet supported the Socialist Left Party’s note to the national budget.
Publish What You Pay is requesting input to the Charter by 30. July 2015. Open Data Charter is a consultation process to formulate policies to support the use of open data. In this way the authorities can work to create a more democratic, fair and open society.
Truls Wickholm (Ap) has sent an interpellation to the Ministry of Finance, Siv Jensen (Frp). Photo: Eline Helledal.
Truls Wickholm (Ap) has sent an interpellation about extended country-by-country reporting to the Minister of Finance. There will be a debate on the interpellation in The Norwegian Parliament the 5th of June.