In January, a new legislation will be introduced in Norway that might prevent capital flight and ensure a greater degree of transparency. Three activists from the civil society in South Sudan, Uganda and Ghana explain why this law is vital for their work. See the video interview!
PWYP Norway has analysed and documented Statoil's reporting according to the current country-by-country reporting amendment for the three financial years the company has reported on - 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) asked PWYP Norway for feedback in an Expectations document on taxes and transparency.
Thick walls at the Ministry of Finance. Foto: Helge Høifødt
Right before Christmas Eve, on December 22, the Ministry of Finance established changes to the amendment concerning country-by-country reporting (CBCR), without Parliament having dealt with the matter.
The Ministry of Finance. Photo: Christian A. Calmeyer (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
PWYP Norway explains how the protection of tax havens can be repealed by removing a link between two paragraphs.
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.
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.