Jonas Moberg, har ledet EITI-sekretariatet (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) siden sekretariatet ble etablert i Oslo, men går nå av.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
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?
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.
PWYP Norway has sent a position paper to EITI and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy with a priority list to EITI.
Tuesday June 20, members of the new stakeholder group of EITI, were appointed by the Norwegian government. Among the members are Secretary General of Publish What You Pay Norway, Mona Thowsen. The new group will sit for two years.
On the wish list from the civil society you will among other things find contract transparency, a digital searchable register for stockholder list and extended country-by-country reporting.
We represent five African countries that are all affected by tax flight. Norwegian companies should become role models for financial transparency, because tax dodging costs lives.
The Norwegian programme Oil for Development removes a budget item regarding EITI in the partner agreement with Uganda.
- We are disappointed with the Norwegian authorities, says Winnie Ngabiirwe of PWYP Uganda.
The report states that the government’s revenues from the petroleum industry amounted to 263 billion NOK in 2010. The reconciliation of the reported payments showed a total discrepancy of around 1,2 billion NOK between companies and the government.
According to Deloitte, these discrepancies are mainly due to:
Civil Society perspectives and recommendations on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).