EU's Juncker-Need to keep bank tax on G20 agenda

FRANKFURT, March 18 Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:10am EDT

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FRANKFURT, March 18 (Reuters) - Plans to introduce a financial transaction tax need to be kept on the G20 agenda, Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.

"We have to hold to account those who triggered these unfortunate events that have unfolded over the last few years, that is why i am very much in favour of a financial transaction tax," Juncker said at a conference organised by the Progressive Alliance of the European Parliament.

"We need to keep this on the agenda. If we don't get it on that (G20) agenda, we have to see if we could get it through in Europe or euro zone. I feel that Europeans can sometimes show the way (to others)," Juncker added.

(Reporting by Sakari Suoninen and Marc Jones)

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