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In vista dell'Ecofin di domani 7 novembre, più di 1000 organizzazioni della società civile di 11 Paesi europei e rappresentative di oltre 50 milioni di cittadini europei, denunciano lo stallo negoziale ed il rischio di annacquamento  da parte di Francia, Italia e Spagna di un accordo per l'introduzione della  TTF europea.



European Civil Society Statement in advance of ECOFIN on 7 November
signed by more than
1000 organisations and trade unions from 11 European countries
representing more than 50 million European citizens


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European civil society, including trade unions, deplore the lack of progress made by the 11 Member States negotiating the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT).

It is unacceptable for the Ministers of Finance of France, Italy and Spain to consider watering down proposals under pressure from the financial sector in defiance of public opinion[1]. We strongly urge Ministers Sapin, Padoan and de Guindos to include the taxation of the broadest possible class of derivatives and High Frequency Trading activity.

Most speculative transactions can be captured: the issue is not technical feasibility[2], but political will. 

At a time when European citizens are making sacrifices under austerity and inequalities are on the rise worldwide, none of the 11 Member States can afford to forego revenue of more than 30 billion euros[3] and miss the opportunity to regulate finance. The financial sector is under-taxed - it can afford to be taxed more to repay the costs of public bailouts and the on-going costs of the recession it caused.  

Therefore we call on the 11 Member States pursing an FTT agreement under the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure to conclude an ambitious tax in national and international solidarity.




Civil society networks / coalitions and trade union federations in support of this statement:



European FTT Coalitions


1. Austria: On behalf ofa broad coalition of 159 civil society organisations:

Heinz Hödl – Director, KOO-Coordination Office of the Austrian Bishop’s Conference for Development and Mission

Annelies Vilim– Director, Global Responsibility, Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

Alexandra Strickner –Chairperson, ATTAC Austria 

Martin Schenk – Austrian Network against Poverty and Social Exclusion

Alexander Egit – Director, Greenpeace CEE


2. Belgium:On behalf ofa broad coalition of 150 civil society organisations and over 25,000 volunteers:

Arnaud Zacharie – General Secretary, CNCD-11.11.11

Stefaan Declercq – Director, Oxfam Belgium

Eric Goeman – Spokesperson, Attac Flanders / Coordination Financial Action Network

Bogdan Vanden Berghe – Director, 11.11.11


3. Denmark:On behalf ofthe Danish Robin Hood Coalition of 14 civil society organisations:

Lars Koch – Director of Policy and Campaigns, IBIS

Ole Klammer – Spokesperson, Attac Denmark


4. Finland: On behalf of aPlatform of 318 development NGOs:

Timo Lappalainen – Executive Director, KEPA (the national platform for Finnish development NGOs)


5. France: NGOs and citizens supporting the French Robin Hood Tax Campaign, including:

Stéphane Calmont, Vice-President, AIDES

Hakima Himmich, President, Coalition PLUS

Thomas Coutrot - Spokesperson, Attac France

Patrick Bertrand - Executive Director, Global Health Advocates

Guy Flury - Member of the board, Collectif Roosevelt


6. Germany: On behalf of theSteuer gegen Armut’campaign, a coalition of 98 civil society organisations:

Detlev v. Larcher – Spokesperson, Steuer gegen Armut / Steering Committee, Attac Germany


7. Italy: On behalf of ZeroZeroCinque, a coalition of 57 Italian civil society organisations:

Leonardo Becchetti – Spokesperson, ZeroZeroCinque Campaign


8. Ireland: On behalf of the Claiming our Future FTT campaign, supported by 25 civil society organisations:

Niall Crowley – Convener, Claiming our Future


9. Portugal: On behalf of the Portuguese Platform of 65 Development NGOs:

Pedro Krupenski – President,Plataforma Portuguesa das ONGD


10. Spain: On behalf ofLa Plataforma ITF ¡YA!, Paraísos fiscales ¡NO! supported by 14 CSOs andLa Alianza Española por la Tasa Robin Hood, supported by 11 CSOs:

Ricardo García Zaldívar – President, Attac España

Vanessa López – Executive Director, Salud por Derecho


11. UK: On behalf oftheRobin Hood Tax campaign, a coalition of 115 UK organisations:

David Hillman – Director, Stamp Out Poverty / Robin Hood Tax Steering Group



CSO Networks / Organisations


1. Action For Global Health (AfGH) - representing14 NGOs from the health community, and national AfGH platforms based in 6 European countries and in Brussels

Tim Roosen, Coordinator


2. ActionAid International– a federation that spans 45 countries

Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive


3. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe - representing130 member organisations

Wendel Trio, Director


4. CIDSE – representing17 Catholic Development organisationsin Europe and North America

Bernd Nilles, Secretary-General


5. European Anti-Poverty Network – representing31 networksof voluntary organisations and grassroots groups

Barbara Helferrich, Director


6. Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) – representing more than 30 national organisations

Magda Stoczkiewicz, Director


7. Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)Europe – representing more than 1000 organisations

Ingo Ritz, Director of Programmes


8. International HIV/AIDs Alliance –an alliance of 40 independent civil society organisations

Anton Ofield-Kerr, Head of Policy


9. Oxfam International– a confederation of 17 organisations working together in more than 90 countries


Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director


10. Stop AIDS Alliance– a joint initiative by STOP AIDS NOW! and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Arben Fetai, Senior EU Policy Advisor



Trade Union Federations


European Federations:


1. European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)– representing more than 60 million members of 88 national trade union confederations in 37 countries

Bernadette Segol, General Secretary


2. European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) – representing 8 Million workers from 265 trade unions

 Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary


French Federations:


3. Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail (CFDT) – representing 15 federations

Laurent Berger, General Secretary


4.L'Union Nationale des Syndicats Autonomes (UNSA)

Luc Bérille, General Secretary


Italian Federations:


5. Confederazione Italiana Sindacati dei Lavoratori (CISL)

 Annamaria Furlan, General Secretary


6. Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) – representing over 5 million members in 12 federations

Susanna Camusso, General Secretary


7. Unione Italiana del Lavoro (UIL) – representing over 2 million members

Luigi Angeletti, General Secretary


Spanish Federations:


8.Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) 

            Javier de Vicente, Secretario de Acción Internacional 


9. Trade Union Confederation of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) – representing 1 million members

Ignacio F. Toxo, General Secretary


Austrian Federations:


10. AK Europa 


11. ÖGB Europabüro (Austrian Trade Union Federation)


Slovenian Federation:


12. Education, Science and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia (ESTUS)

Branimir Strukelj, General Secretary





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