On 3 June 2008, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced the release of the Government's eighth EITI report (Jan-Dec 2007). The release is accompanied by the Aggregator's opinion based on individual submissions of extractive industry companies participating in the EITI process in Azerbaijan.
Welcome to the spring edition of the quarterly EITI Newsletter. We hope that this quarterly EITI newsletter will be a useful resource for readers that wish to follow recent developments in the EITI community. 3000 users have signed up to receive regular email updates - illustrating both the growing interest in EITI and the growing expectations.
[img_assist|nid=387|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=110|height=150]The Energy Ministers of G8 plus China, India and Korea met in in Aomori, Japan on 8 June 2008. They welcomed implentation of EITI in their Joint Statement.
[img_assist|nid=387|title=undefined|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=110|height=150]The G8 Finance Ministers reaffirmed the G8's backing of the EITI, and called for broader implementation when they met 14 June in Osaka, Japan. In the Statement from their meeting, they said:
From the EITI Newsletter Spring 2008
By T. Negbalee Warner, Head of LEITI Secretariat
[img_assist|nid=383|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=92]On 28 May 2008, members of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Spanish parliament met with EITI Chairman Peter Eigen and Sarah Wykes and Marie-Ange Kalenga of PWYP.
A new fact sheet in French is now available about the activities of EITI in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It can be found below.
Questions about the implementation of the EITI in DRC can be directed to Tim Bittiger at the EITI International Secretariat.