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Commissioner Semeta still hopeful for an EU-wide FTT

In just over a month, EU member states are set to vote on introducing a financial transaction tax (FTT). The major economies of Europe remain polarised on the issue and agreement has been hard to find, but in an exclusive interview, Algirdas Šemeta, European Commissioner for tax, customs union, audit and anti-fraud explains why he has not given up on an EU-wide FTT, why it remains the best option for taxing the financial sector, and how it could work under enhanced cooperation.

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