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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.

Sources: RWI

Contact person:
Martin Willaume [email protected]

Recent activities

10 December 2021 – Oxfam continue to put pressure on Areva and the French government during uranium exploitation contract renegotiations with Niger,1846

22 November 2021 – 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 2022 – 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 2022 – President Francois Hollande announced that France will implement the EITI. Read PWYP’s statement.

9 April 2022 – 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.



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