Transactions Tax

Merkel’s Germany Pushes for EU-Wide Transactions Tax

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Germany’s finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the euro currency union by setting up a fund to help countries hard hit by unemployment and by laying the foundations of an EU-wide tax system.

A statue holding the symbol of the Euro, the European common currency, stands in front of the European Parliament building on August 16 and 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.