A register with who actually owns and controls companies in the UK will be publicly available for citizens.
Was the 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris just another huge, expensive and time-consuming development conference? To me, the answer was a resounding no, for three main reasons:
Following the G8 Summit Italy commits to implement the EITI and Germany beginning with pilot implementation.
UPDATED 25 FEBRUARY
Dear friends of the EITI,
1 Background to the EITI
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) sets a global standard for transparency in the extractive industries. It supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the verification and full publication of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas and mining.