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Our ideal: a world in which everyone has equal opportunities for development

The FMS advocates for a fairer Dutch and EU policy towards developing countries. Too often, that what we give with one hand through development cooperation, is taken away with the other hand by unfair policies. Dutch tax policy still allows multinationals to barely pay 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 Dutch and EU policies in various ways. 

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