Published 18/10/16 5:57PM
With FTT negotiations deadlocked, strong pressure from civil society changed the minds of three blocking countries resulting in a breakthrough at a meeting of finance ministers on 10 October.
Published 6/10/16 5:16PM
With negotiations for the world’s first regional financial transactions tax “99% done” (according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling), more than 250 economists and academics are calling on the 10 finance ministers involved in the talks to finally seal the deal on Monday.
Published 23/5/16 12:58PM
Thousands of organisations, representing 140 million European citizens in 39 countries tell leaders that #TheTimeIsNow for the FTT.
Published 16/12/15 5:19PM
In an important step forward, ten European governments have made major progress towards the creation of the world’s first regional tax on financial transactions. This could have a big impact on funding for public services, as well as the fight against poverty and climate change.
Published 26/10/15 4:50PM
With years of climate negotiations culminating in a huge UN summit (COP21) in December in Paris, the pressure is mounting. Rich countries need to urgently commit the funding needed to help protect lives in poorer countries in the face of devastating global warming. The Robin Hood Tax is being put firmly on their radar – but will they commit?