About: financial transactions tax (FTT)

Economy & Jobs 17-07-2020

A Financial Transaction Tax deal worth fighting for

The German EU presidency programme mentions the financial transactions tax as one of the measures to fund the EU's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time to make good on this promise, writes a group of 70 MEPs.
Energy 13-03-2018

EU budget: Where’s the climate and environment?

Discussions on the EU's post-2020 accounts have begun. But it seems like climate, energy and the environment itself have already been forgotten in the talks, warns Damien Demailly.

A Europe of progress close to its people

Europe needs radical social reform, including a basic income, eurobonds and a financial transaction tax, argues Georges Dassis.
Development Policy 06-05-2015

FTT for climate change is a noble cause, but the wrong tool

François Hollande’s aim of supporting a climate deal at the COP21 in Paris this year is noble and right, but he has chosen the wrong tool to do it, writes Matti Leppälä.
Technology 05-06-2013

Debunking the myths about the Tobin tax

Those opposed to a financial transaction tax, or Tobin tax, have been pushing myths about in an attempt to discredit the tax, argues Suleika Reiners. One of these myths is that businesses oppose the tax.
Euro & Finance 04-03-2013

Capping bankers’ bonuses: What should come next

The recent decision of the European Union to cap bankers’ bonuses is a true step in the right direction of regulation of the financial markets, writes Ernst Stetter.
Euro & Finance 03-02-2012

How to rebuild trust in the banks

Restoring trust in banking depends on policymakers to establish a stable and sustainable new regulatory framework and by bankers themselves to address flawed past governance and management practices, writes Simon Lewis, CEO of the London-based association for financial markets in Europe (AFME).
Euro & Finance 18-01-2012

Tobin tax: the EU’s Trojan horse?

The financial transaction tax that President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed upon is likely to backfire as more member states endorse the British condemnation of it, says Daren Ennis, director of  MHP Communications.
Future EU 24-10-2011

Public engagement needed to move beyond crisis

While the financial crisis continues to grab headlines, the need for public engagement in  other areas of European affairs - possibly through the coming European Citizens' Initiative - persists, argue Rick Zedník and Christophe Leclercq, respectively CEO and Publisher of EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 02-03-2011

FTT: The time is now

The time is ripe for a pan-EU tax on financial transactions in order to curb financial speculation and raise revenue, write Socialists & Democrats group (S&D) MEPs Anni Podimata and Udo Bullmann.
Euro & Finance 15-12-2010

The economic consequences of Silvio Berlusconi

The Italian prime minister's economic strategies may have prevented dramatic falls in his popularity in the short-term but will eventually backfire, writes Tito Boeri, professor of economics at Bocconi University in Milan.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2010

EU do it: The time is ripe for a financial transaction tax

As EU citizens lose faith in their leaders' resolve to make the financial sector pay for the damage it has caused, the case for implementing a financial transaction tax (FTT) ''could not be stronger,'' argues ex-investment banker Sony Kapoor, managing director of think-tank Re-Define and an advisor to several G20 governments and the European Parliament, in an op-ed for EURACTIV.

Tobin tax: a concept without a future / Resource rights: a concept with a future

Tobin tax: a concept without a future / Resource rights: a concept with a future   1.The Tobin tax is a very interesting subject in theory, but the preoccupation with the tax is not helpful for economic policy in practice...