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EU Finance Ministers Approve Financial Transactions Tax

11 members will introduce the tax, 16 will not

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EU finance ministers have given the green light for 11 eurozone members, including France and Germany, to ready a new tax on financial transactions.

The approval under "enhanced co-operation" rules allows the smaller group to pioneer the tax.

Governments previously failed to agree to impose the tax across the entire 27-member EU or 17-member eurozone.

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