Commissioner Outlines Key Options for Innovative Financing in the EU
Today Commissioner for Taxation, Algirdas Šemeta, presented his views on options for innovative financing at the public hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) of the European Parliament.
In his speech the Commissioner focussed on the issues of financial sector taxation, energy taxation and Eurobonds. Commissioner has pointed out that "for some of the instruments a "double dividend" of both raising revenues and improving market stability could be reaped, in particular by putting a price on risk-taking in the financial sector and on carbon emissions."
To read a full speech click here.