Today EU Finance Ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, agreed to drop the idea of an EU-wide European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).
Speaking at a press conference at the Rio+20 Summit, Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB said:
Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of an European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), with 487 votes in favour out of 685.
Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lampriere reacting to President Sarkozy today:
On Robin Hood tax/financial transaction tax
Speaking at the G20 finance ministers meeting, Max Lawson, Oxfam spokesperson, said: “While the G20 squabbles, poor people from Greece to Ghana
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today threw his full support behind an EU Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) arguing that banks must make a '”contribution” back to society af
Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lamprière said:
Financial transaction tax:
Oxfam spokesperson Caroline Pearce said:
On economic growth: