Fantastic news today! Tearfund, a UK based Christian charity focused on promoting overseas aid and development, has announced the success of its ‘Unearth the Truth’ campaign. As of today, the EU has implemented new Transparency Laws that will make it much harder for corrupt governments and companies around the world to trade with the EU. Here is the news in Tearfund’s own words…
We’ve unearthed the truth!
As we approach the G8 summit, all eyes are on world leaders to take action on hunger. But we also wanted to let you know some great news about our ‘Unearth the Truth’ campaign.
Recently European leaders made a provisional deal to implement strong transparency laws in the extractive industries – and now it’s official!
Today, the European Parliament, voted in new laws making all big oil gas and mining companies owned in Europe publish what they pay to local and national governments.
This is a crucial step in the fight against poverty. More open and transparent payments mean citizens and churches can see more of the revenue from natural resources invested in their communities, and less of it lost to corruption in secret.
Thank you for all the ways you’ve backed the Unearth the Truth campaign – from lobbying your MEPs to praying. It is because of your support that these laws have become a reality!Thank you.The Campaigns Team.