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# ftt - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

EU institutions at odds over 'Robin Hood Tax'

The European Commission has disagreed with lawyers for the European Council who say the financial transactions tax on banks is illegal.

# ftt - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them

Concerns about jobs at the IFSC are among the reasons that Ireland has not signed up to implementing a levy on financial transactions despite Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany and France all doing so.

# ftt - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

10 EU states to bring in financial transaction tax legislation

Its estimated the tax could yield as much as €57 billion if introduced on a EU-wide basis but concerns remain in Ireland that its introduction could see jobs transferred abroad.

# ftt - Friday 12 October, 2012

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way

Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.

# ftt - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses Tobin Tax This post contains videos

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

# ftt - Friday 22 June, 2012

Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus

France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.

# ftt - Monday 26 March, 2012

Transaction tax could save Ireland €534m, says European Commission Ftt This post contains videos

Transaction tax could save Ireland €534m, says European Commission

The controversial could reduce Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget in 2020 by 50 per cent – or €534 million – according to estimates by the European Commission.