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EU heads of state and EU commission

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The European response to fund the coronavirus recovery should be paid by the most profitable corporations and the wealthiest people, and by an effective fight against corporate tax avoidance and harmful tax practices.

Why is this important?

The world’s richest people have banded together to tell governments they want to pay more tax [1]. They know that raising taxes for the wealthy is an essential part of recovering from the coronavirus crisis.

Their timing couldn’t be better in Europe. European leaders are ramping up discussions on the plans for the coronavirus recovery package. We have just a few days to convince them that taxing the richest people and corporations should be part of the plan.

Politicians don’t always like raising taxes, especially for big business and the wealthy. It’s vital they understand that European citizens know that - for once - the millionaires are right: raising taxes has to be part of the corona recovery. Then our leaders will understand they have public support to go ahead and do the right thing.

There are already leaders in Europe who agree. Charles Michel, the European Council President said he agrees a tax on tech giants such as Facebook or Google - and big bankers to fund the recovery. [2] If he can get backing from France, Germany and other EU countries. But he needs to prove he has public support to get his way.

Join WeMove members all over Europe to make sure our politicians hear our message: it’s time to tax the wealthy and big corporations to fund our corona recovery.


References:

  1. https://www.millionairesforhumanity.com/
  2. https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/10/president-charles-michel-presents-his-proposal-for-the-mff-and-the-recovery-package/

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