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The EITI's stakeholders are invited to the Constitution Meeting of the EITI Association. The meeting will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, 16 February 2009 at 15:30. The purpose of the meeting is to constitute the EITI Association, a non-profit association organised under Norwegian law.[5 Feb: Documents updated]

The meeting will be chaired by the Chair of the outgoing EITI Board, Peter Eigen. French and Russian translations of this invitation will be available on Monday 9 Feb.

The EITI's stakeholders are invited to the Constitution Meeting of the EITI Association. The meeting will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, 16 February 2009 at 15:30.[img_assist|nid=606|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=106|height=150] The purpose of the meeting is to constitute the EITI Association, a non-profit association organised under Norwegian law.[5 Feb: Documents updated]

The EITI's stakeholders are invited to the Constitution Meeting of the EITI Association. The meeting will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, 16 February 2009 at 15:30. The purpose of the meeting is to constitute the EITI Association, a non-profit association organised under Norwegian law.[5 Feb: Documents updated]

The meeting will be chaired by the Chair of the outgoing EITI Board, Peter Eigen. French and Russian translations of this invitation will be available on Monday 9 Feb.

The steel company ArcelorMittal has become the 40th extractive company to become an International-level EITI Supporting Company. On 22 January 2009, ArcelorMittal confirmed its support of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, after being an active participant of the EITI in Liberia since May 2007.

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The Gabonese authorities arrested six civil society activists and journalists on 31 December 2008. Among the four still in detention are Marc Ona Essangui, member of the EITI Interest Group and PWYP Coordinator in Gabon, Georges Mpaga, also from PWYP, and Gregory Ngoua Mintsa of the non-governmental organisation ROLBG, who is civil plaintiff in a complaint filed in Paris on 2 December 2008, calling for an investigation into assets acquired in France by the Heads of State of Gabon,

[img_assist|nid=549|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=109] Norway submitted its application to become an EITI Candidate country on 18 December 2008. Subject to EITI Board, Norway will become the first OECD country to become an EITI implementing country. Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian Minister of Oil and Energy said "By now moving from supporting the EITI to also implementing it,

On 12 December 2008, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced the release of the Government's 9th EITI report (Jan-June 2008). The release is accompanied by the Aggregator's opinion based on individual submissions of extractive industry companies participating in the EITI process in Azerbaijan. The press release and reports are available here

The 8th report was released 3 June.

[img_assist|nid=517|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=149|height=150]The EITI Secretariat and the African Development Bank co-hosted a Mediterranean EITI Roundtable in Tunis 25-26 November, chaired by Peter Eigen and addressed by AFDB President, Donald Kaberuka. It provided a platform for senior government and company representatives from North African countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan) to meet with Northern partners (France, Italy, Spain, Norway).

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