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BMF rejects EU plans for European tax

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BERLIN (Dow Jones) – The Federal Ministry of Finance ( BMF ) has rejected the European Commission on Monday plans to introduce a European tax .

" The demand for introduction of an EU tax is contrary to the coalition agreement confirmed position of the Federal Government, which states , an EU tax , or the EU involvement in national taxes and duties are opposed to us, " said BMF spokesman Tobias Romeis at a press conference in Berlin. This attitude has been " no change ".
Specifically the BMF spokesman stressed, however , it stresses that the Federal Government not to question the objectives pursued by such a tax to provide . " The concerns relate to the Federal Government, rather a whole for the instrument of the EU tax as such, and many other EU Member States, especially the majority of the net contributors who share our view ", stressed Romeis.
The Financial Times Germany "had an overview of relevant plans of the EU Commission. Financial Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski intention to propose in September several options to bring an EU tax, the paper wrote in its Monday edition .

– By Andreas Kissler , Dow Jones Newswires
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