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This story about a proposed EU bank tax was published by EurActiv on 11th March 2010. 536 MEPs yesterday asked the European Commission to finish its report on ‘innovative financing’ before the June G20 talks, so world leaders can come up with specific proposals on which banks will be taxed and how. Just 80 MEPs… » read more

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This story about Euro instability was published by EurActiv on 16th February 2010. As the threat of sovereign debt default looms over Greece, the turmoil engulfing the euro zone is exacerbating the ongoing credit crunch for companies, according to BusinessEurope, a Brussels-based EU industry federation. Access to credit has become more difficult and the cost… » read more

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This article about bank bailouts was published by on 13th January 2010 by EurActiv.com. The commissioner-designate for competition, Joaquin Almunia, will not ease the EU’s stance towards banks which received state aid during the financial crisis. Credit institutions will have to reimburse the aid by the end of 2010 and cannot use this financial support… » read more

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The following story has been published by EurActiv.com on 6th January 2010. Franco-British plans to introduce a one-off supertax on bankers’ bonuses hit a snag when the asset management sector won exemption from a draft UK law after threatening to leave the country. A related European law could face similar difficulties. Britain and France both… » read more

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