Statement following the dicussion in ECOFIN Council

"We just need to look at the demonstrations – across the EU and across the world – to see how greatly citizens want the financial sector to make a proper contribution to the economy and to society as a whole", Commissioner Semeta said at ECOFIN today.

Presenting his proposal for an EU financial transactions tax, the Commissioner spoke of the fundamental "fairness" of the proposal, as well as highlighting the many benefits that it offers to Member States and citizens.  

To read the full statement of the Commissioner, click here

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