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Up to Cyprus to decide on financial transactions tax, says Germany

04.02.13 @ 16:51


BERLIN - "Germany is advocating with every occasion for a financial transactions tax, but taxation is a national matter. It's up to Cyprus to decide on it," a spokesman for the German finance ministry said Monday. The Social Democratic opposition has linked its approval of a bailout to Cyprus introducing the tax.


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