Greens MEP accuses member states of ‘lack of ambition’ over FTT

Philippe Lamberts MEP speaking in parliament

The EU’s economic and monetary affairs council has announced the “gradual introduction” of the contentious financial transaction tax (FTT), with a view to start implementation at the beginning of 2016.

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FTT: Anni Podimata

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Anni Podimata tells The Parliament Magazine that an FTT can benefit member states, their citizens and the EU as a whole. Kayleigh Lewis reports.

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FTT: Algirdas Šemeta

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Algirdas Šemeta tells The Parliament Magazine that tools such as enhanced cooperation can pave the way for a more harmonised approach to taxation. Kayleigh Lewis reports.

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FTT Interview: Algirdas Šemeta

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FTT interview: Anni Podimata

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Commissioner says FTT can restore citizens’ confidence

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European taxation commissioner Algirdas Šemeta has told The Parliament Magazine that he believes that the introduction of a financial transactions tax (FTT) will restore EU citizens’ confidence.

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