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Today Finance Ministers from EU countries which agreed to implement a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) this year reached a vague initial agreement without any critical substance on the scope of the
Reacting to the vote of the European Finance Ministers in favour of the 'enhanced cooperation procedure' for a financial transaction tax in eleven European countries, Nicolas Mombrial,
We are part of a movement of campaigns in more than 25 countries around the world with millions of supporters.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said today at the G20 that he expects agreement on a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to be reached soon.
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:
The global campaign for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), also known as Robin Hood Tax, moved up a notch last week, with campaigners from 25 countries uniting to call for the G20 to delive