EU: Eurodad reaction to reports that the EU and UK are obstructing UN tax negotiations

As published on: eurodad.org, Friday 17 November, 2023.

This week the Financial Times (FT) published a story which reveals that the European Union and United Kingdom have been playing an obstructive role in the ongoing negotiations about strengthening international tax cooperation at the UN.

In October 2023, the Africa Group tabled a proposal to negotiate a UN Convention on Tax, but according to developing country negotiators quoted by the FT, the EU and UK have been trying to "kill" the process.

Read Eurodad's media reaction to this news.

Read two OpEds urging support for the process at the UN - one by Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa, in the Financial Times here and one by José Antonio Ocampo, former UN under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, in Project Syndicate here.

Here you can read a letter signed by more than 200 organisations and trade unions, calling for the adoption of the Africa Group resolution on a UN Tax Convention.

Here you will find a Q and A on the process.


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