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.
PWYP Norway has sent the position paper for 2015 to EITI and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroeleum and Energy today.
PWYP Norway has sent a position paper to EITI and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy with a priority list to EITI.
Statoil has polluted the numbers in their first country-by-country report.
The Norwegian regulation is clear: It is the production activities that should be reported on for each country. PWYP Norway’s analysis show that Statoil in its reporting has allowed numbers from downstream operations to be mixed with the numbers from upstream operations.
• Because of downstream numbers in Statoil’s upstream country-by-country report, the report is not transparent.• Reporting only the purchase of goods and services, and not all costs, creates the illusion that profits from the extraction activities (upstream) are higher than they actually were.• Statoil’s report is so misleading that Statoil should republish with correct numbers for upstream activities.
Statoils head office in Oslo. Photo: Eline Helledal
The law of country-by-country reporting was implemented in Norway January 1st 2014. For the first time the companies reports for the account year of 2014. Statoil is the first company. This is an important result of ten years of work for transparency, and it is not yet over.