France is home to some major extractive companies including oil giant TOTAL and the mining company AREVA. The Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Paris) covers 7% of the global value of extractive companies.
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10 December 2013 – Oxfam continue to put pressure on Areva and the French government during uranium exploitation contract renegotiations with Niger http://www.oxfamfrance.org/Oxfam-s-alarme-de-la-tournure-des,1846
22 November 2013 – Oxfam France and ROTAB release an information note, “Areva au Niger: A qui profite l’uranium?” (in French), denouncing the opacity and the aggression of the contract negotiations between Areva and the Nigerien government.
12 June 2013 – The European Parliament voted through the Accounting and Transparency Directives by a huge majority. These oblige all EU listed, and large non-listed, companies to publish what they pay to the governments where they operate. Read Oxfam France’s statement (French only) and PWYP’s press release in French and English
23 May 2013 – President Francois Hollande announced that France will implement the EITI. Read PWYP’s statement.
9 April 2013 – A milestone for PWYP as the EU reaches a deal on the EU Accounting Directive for country- and project-level reporting for extractive companies. Find out more by reading PWYP’s press release.