Activists with inflatable jet outdoors EU Parliament demand larger taxes for super-rich

The protest was orchestrated by three main charities and visited by a number of distinguished MEPs.


Charities Avaaz, WeMove and Oxfam had been joined by a number of younger activists to spotlight wealth inequality outdoors the European Parliament in Brussels. 

Protesters used an inflatable jet with the intention to draw consideration to the lavish existence of the super-rich. 

In response to a report from Oxfam revealed in April this yr, EU governments are dropping out on €286.5 billion in income yearly resulting from their failure to adequately tax the wealthy. 

The quantity equals out to roughly €33 million per hour. 

Julian Desiderio, a coverage advisor on tax and inequality at Oxfam Belgium informed Euronews, “If we’re capable of have a wealth tax on the super-rich, we will have funds to assist save our planet. Funds to assist communities affected by the local weather catastrophe, together with farmers”.

A number of MEPs from the Greens, the Left and the Socialists & Democrats get together visited the protest. 

Personal jets that belong to the tremendous rich make-up for a major imbalance in carbon emissions. In response to Oxfam, an individual from the richest 1 p.c emits on common 14 occasions extra carbon (CO2) than an individual within the backside 50 p.c.

The activists, seemingly conscious of this connection, held indicators saying, “Time to Land, Taxes on the Tremendous-Wealthy”.

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