Our ideal: a world where everyone has equal opportunities for development

The FMS advocates for a fairer Dutch and EU policy towards developing countries. It is still too often the case that what we give with development cooperation with one hand is taken away with the other by unfair policies. Dutch tax policy still allows multinationals to pay virtually no taxes in developing countries, while tax revenues are crucial for sustainable development. And while we invest in climate-friendly agriculture in developing countries, our own ecological footprint remains three times larger than the earth can handle. We want to put an end to such inconsistencies, by advocating for fair Netherlands and EU policies in various ways. 

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