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Financial Transaction Tax
“Today President Sarkozy signaled that a number of ‘lead’ countries could forge ahead this year with a tiny levy on financial transactions – a Robin Hood tax – and that he is confident othe
Responding to French President Nicolas Sarkozy's call for the G20 to agree a tax on financial transactions to raise funds for international development, Jeremy Hobbs, Oxfam International Excecutive
About Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and innovative financing for development
Elise Ford, Head of Oxfam’s EU office, said:
Commenting on the discussion today about innovative funding for development at the MDG Summit Leading Group on Innovative Finance, Oxfam spokesperson Veronica Hernandez said:
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, on behalf of the European Union, today proposed a package of 1 billion Euros [$1.3 billion] to support reaching the MDGs in African, Carib
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso promised today he would announce an extra €1 billion for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at a major UN summit in New York later this month.