Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

European Finance Ministers are meeting in Copenhagen today and tomorrow to discuss the possibility of introducing a tax on financial transactions. Some journalists appear to be insisting that the prospects for such a tax are fading or even doomed, but this is not the case. Hopes for a financial transaction tax (FTT) are not dead.… » read more

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Over 70 organisations have urged the Danish EU Presidency to speed up negotiations on a financial transaction tax (FTT) in a letter sent ahead of tomorrow’s EU Finance Ministers meeting, where an EU FTT will be up for discussion. Signatories want to see EU finance ministers take concrete steps towards a decision on the FTT… » read more

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For the EU, piracy is the most visible symptom of instability in Somalia. But for over two million Somali people who are in need of urgent humanitarian aid, instability means a daily struggle to provide food, water and safety to their families. As it stands, 2.4 million people remain in need of urgent aid while… » read more

Posted by Oxfam International EU Advocacy