Campaigners celebrated as the European Parliament and European Council met key demands of the coalition on corporate transparency, Publish What You Pay. CIDSE has demanded changes to the Accounting and Transparency directives which will require oil, gas, mining and forestry companies listed on European stock exchanges to publish what they pay governments. This country-by-country-reporting will improve the possibility of local campaigners to learn what their governments are paid by European and transnational companies.
Carta de apoyo à GRUFIDES y defensores en Peru (only available in Spanish)
Together with the Publish What You Pay coalition, Friends of the Earth Europe and other NGOs, CIDSE launched a Europe-wide advert in the Financial Times calling on the European Union to seize a historic opportunity to pass European transparency laws for oil, gas, mining and logging companies.
Giving It Away: the consequences of unsustainable mining policy in Colombia, a report by ABColombia, November 2012
Retour sur les enjeux et les espoirs suscités par le vote de la Commission des Affaires juridiques du Parlement européen sur la révision des Directives Transparence et Comptabilité proposée par la Commission européenne dans cet article de Stefan Reinhold.
From the ore to the car - Mining conditions and supply chains in the commodity sector and the responsibility of the German automobile industry. A study by Misereor, Global Policy Forum Europe and Brot für die Welt, September 2012 (Full report in GE - Executive summary available in EN - ES and FR)
CAFOD's Anne Lindsay about what Europe can make of the US rules on extractive industry reporting.
EPLA update Summer 2012 (available in Spanish only)
CIDSE partner Fr. Marco Arana, who defends farming communities against the Yanacocha's mine abuses was beaten and arrested by Peruvian police July 4th. Stephanie Boyd of Asociación Guarango Cine y Vídeo writes about Arana and his work in defence of farming communities against the Yanacocha's mine abuses.
A new video by CIDSE partner organisations CIFCA and Grupo Sur talks about the potential negative impacts of upcoming EU trade agreements with Central America, Colombia and Peru on people’s access to water, which is a human right. (Video in Spanish, with English subtitles)