Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

An Open Meeting, June 2: What is the way forward for EITI in Norway?

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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?

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Should we "shut down" EITI in Norway?

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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) er et trepartsamarbeid mellom myndigheter, selskap og sivilsamfunnet. Nå må alle bli enige om hva som skal være den videre prosessen for EITI i Norge. Illustrasjon: PWYP Norge
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.

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The position paper for the priorities for EITI in 2015 is ready

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I dag har PWYP Norge sendt inn posisjonsnotatet for 2015 til EITI og olje- og energidepartementet.
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.

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New stakeholder group of EITI appointed by the Norwegian Ministry

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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.

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How EITI can get strengthened in Norway

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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.

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Opinion Piece: Tax dodging costs lives

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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.

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Norway removes EITI-support from budget in agreement with Uganda

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Winnie is interviewed in front of the Norwegian parliament

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. 

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Norway publishes third EITI report

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imageThe 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:

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