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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.
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.
Illustrasjon: David Parkins How do multinational companies avoid tax? You can learn more about the industry of tax avoidance at Kvarteret in Bergen Wednesday 11th of February. PWYP Norway is hosting the seminar together with SAIH Bergen.  
TRACE-participant Paula Vidal from Colombia asks question to Tonje Gormley during the TRACE-program in Oslo. Photo: Eline Helledal TRACE-participant Paula Andrea Vidal has interviewed Tulio Vargas from Internacional de Servicos Publicos about the challenges around tax-systems in the extractive industry sector in Colombia. He is also a TRACE-participant and tells how he wants to use the knowledge from the program in his home country. 
The polar bear disappears from Svalbard when the ice is melting. This picture is from Spitsbergen last summer. Photo: Allan Hopkins/ Move over, polar bear, we just moved the ice limit in the Barents sea, here comes Norwegian big oil. Maybe.
Edén García is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Christine Amdam In this video portait you will get to know TRACE-participant Edén García from Bolivia. 
Mariel Christina Aguilar Støen talked about elithes in Latin America. Photo: Ingvild Onstad Helle Transparent extractive industries which invest in social programs, are characterized by dealing with less social conflicts and thus tend to become more competitive.
On the occasion of The International Anti-Corruption Day we are hosting a breakfast seminar at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on the 9th of December together with UNDP Norway.
Andres Hernandez is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Andres Hernandez from Colombia.