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Tuesday 8 March, Euro MPs called on the EU to promote a financial transaction tax at global level and to implement it across the EU as a first step. The tax would produce significant new sources of finance as an alternative to harsh cutbacks in public spending. The call came in a resolution drafted by S&D MEP Anni Podimata (Greece), which MEPs in Strasbourg backed by a cross-party majority of 529 to 127 with 18 abstentions. The introduction of an FTT is part of a package of measures on innovative financing. Available video includes an edited package.
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