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Financial tax backed by France and Germany

Posted by seumasach on January 9, 2012

EuroNews

9th January, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared relaxed when they faced the press following their first crisis meeting of 2012.

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Finance Minister Urpilainen supports financial transaction tax

Posted by seumasach on January 8, 2012

YLE.fi

8th January, 2012

Finland’s Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen hopes a tax aimed at curbing currency speculation will be adopted widely across the EU. She added Finland was one of the keenest promoters of such a financial transaction tax within the union. Read the rest of this entry »

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Britain ‘will join euro before long’, says German finance minister

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2011

Sir John, who advises David Cameron on foreign policy issues, also described the banking transaction tax as “a heat-seeking missile proposed in continental Europe, aimed at the City of London”.

What do the British elite expect? Did they really think the Europeans wouldn’t fight back?

Telegraph

19th November, 2011

Wolfgang Schäuble said that, despite the current crisis in the eurozone, the euro will ultimately emerge as the common currency of the entire European Union. He said he “respects” Britain’s decision to keep the pound, but insisted that the survival and eventual stabilisation of the euro will convince non-members to join the currency club. “This may happen more quickly than some people in the British Isles currently believe,” he added.

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