Articles by Daan Bauwens

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EU Feels Force of Israeli Demolitions
Daan Bauwens – Inter Press Service-IPS, 21 May 2012

All 27 foreign ministers of the European Union have strongly spoken out against Israeli demolitions in Area C of the West Bank. Since the beginning of 2011 not less than 60 EU-funded projects have been demolished while 110 others are currently at risk. Several analysts claim the Israeli authorities are specifically targeting EU-funded projects.

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Developing Nations Lose Billions to Multinational Tax Dodging
Daan Bauwens – TerraViva Europe, 5 Dec 2011

Not corruption but multinational tax dodging is the main reason why developing nations stay aid-dependent, says a new report. The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) gives a detailed overview of the many ways in which multinational companies avoid paying taxes to the countries where they operate, while it urges the EU to crack down on multinational tax dodging. “It is estimated that more than a trillion dollars per year is flying out of developing countries,” Marta Ruiz, senior policy and advocacy officer at Eurodad and co-writer of the report, tells IPS.

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Development: ‘Boomerang Aid Enriches Donors’
Daan Bauwens – Inter Press Servivce-IPS, 12 Sep 2011

Development aid is ineffective mostly because it is tied to contracts worth billions of dollars awarded to firms in developed countries in a phenomenon called boomerang aid, a new study says.

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Environment: Business Lobby Resists Ban on ‘Perverse’ Emissions
Daan Bauwens – TerraViva Europe, 6 Jun 2011

This is the first part of a two-part series on how European governments and corporations are profiting from a loophole in the Kyoto protocol on climate change. For years, European governments and corporations have made use of a loophole in the Kyoto protocol on climate change to make exorbitant profits. According to some sources, this lucrative scheme has caused more pollution than ever before.

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