The idea of a contribution on international financial transactions is an old one and was in the air when the Leading Group started work, but it was reactivated when the financial crisis began at the end of 2008. Promoted by NGOs in particular, it is one of the options in the Landau report.
Tax on Financial Transactions
Three European Development Ministers, Mr. Pascal Canfin (France), Mr. Dirk Niebel (Germany) and Mr. Jean-Pascal Labille (Belgium) signed an article, published in the Belgian and Span
The French Presidency of the G20 asked Microsoft’s former CEO to prepare a report on financing for development.
Declaration on a Taskforce on International Financial Transactions for Development
This international draft treaty has a double objective : (i) establishing an innovative financing mechanism for development : a financial transactions tax, coordinated at the internationa
The Blueprint for an International Treaty on a Multilateral and Multi-jurisdictional Tax on Financial Transactions has two basic aims:
The European Parliament voted yesterday in favour of a tax on financial transactions.
The Leading Group continued its work on a very low tax to fund development (and not a regulation Tobin-type tax) based on globalized activity and coordinated internationally without generating econ
On Tuesday 21 September 2010, Japan, Belgium and France brought together the most eminent figures committed to innovative financing for devel