Two weeks ago, in our Newsflash dated 22 January 2015, we discussed the latest developments in respect of the EU FTT since the turn of the year. Following the lack of consensus between the 11 participating Member States (“PMS’) at the end of last year, it was therefore noteworthy that President Hollande of France stated
EU Financial Transaction Tax (“FTT”) finally implemented? During the last two months of 2014, a number of meetings were held both between the EU-11 and between the EU-11 and other EU Member States, with the aim of reaching consensus on the EU FTT. Despite the commitment of the Italian EU Council Presidency to the EU
All eyes were on Wednesday 19 February Franco-German meeting to see if it would provide a catalyst for the EU Financial Transaction Tax (EU FTT). The German and French leaders publicly restated their commitment to lead the way on EU FTT and also offered a self-imposed, concrete timeline for a compromise proposal by May this year.