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Merkel Says Will ‘Do Everything’ to Push EU Transaction Tax Plan

October 26, 2011

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government will “do everything” to support the European Commission’s push for a financial transaction tax in the European Union.

The regulation of financial markets “remains one of the great tasks that haven’t been accomplished yet by far,” Merkel said in a speech in the lower house of parliament in Berlin today.

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