Tag: G-20 France summit

G-20 France summit
Friday, December 2nd 2011 - 05:24 UTC

France denies Uruguay is a “fiscal haven”; underlines strong bilateral links

Minister Edoard Courtail

“Uruguay does not figure in the list of countries with which France has financial difficulties”, said a special envoy from President Nicholas Sarkozy who visited Montevideo this week, thus ending the controversy triggered at the end of the early November G8 Cannes summit when Uruguay was described as a “fiscal haven”.

Friday, November 25th 2011 - 01:05 UTC

Argentina officially declares “Uruguay is no tax haven” and disagrees with Sarkozy

Ambassador Dovena ‘the opinion of Sarkozy is not the opinion of Argentina’

The Argentine ambassador in Uruguay, Dante Dovena said this week that French president Nicholas Sarkozy statement at the G20 summit, in reference to Uruguay (as a tax haven) is not shared by his government.

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 22:00 UTC

Brazil makes official support for Uruguay in ‘fiscal haven’ controversy with G20

Patriota and Almagro in Brasilia during the official announcement

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Antonio Patriota said Brasilia supports Uruguay in its controversy with France following President Nicholas Sarkozy claim, at the recent G20 summit, that Uruguay was a ‘fiscal haven’.

Monday, November 21st 2011 - 07:47 UTC

Mujica says Brazil supports Uruguay in the fiscal haven controversy with G20

President Rousseff (R), as Mexico’s Calderon prepared to help Uruguay

President Jose Mujica said on Sunday that his peer from Brazil Dilma Rousseff will make a strong declaration in support of Uruguay when the next G20 summit to counter French President Nicholas Sarkozy recent statements in Cannes describing one of Mercosur junior members as a “fiscal haven”

Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 17:41 UTC

G20 president says Uruguay is no ‘fiscal haven’ and praises transparency commitment

Mexican president Felipe Calderon, head of G20, describe the incident as ‘unfair’ on Uruguay

Uruguay received a huge political boost from Mexico (the same it was denied from its Mercosur partners under influence from Argentina) in its dispute with the recent G20 summit which through spokesperson French president Nicholas Sarkozy described Uruguay as a ‘fiscal haven’.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 06:58 UTC

Rousseff complains German chancellor Merkel “listens to nobody”

The two leaders at the recent Cannes G20 summit

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff criticized German chancellor Angela Merkel for her refusal to receive suggestions as to how face the global crisis and on specific issues such as youth unemployment.

Tuesday, November 8th 2011 - 07:48 UTC

French ambassador defends Sarkozy’s statements claiming Uruguay is a fiscal haven

Ambassador Potton was summoned Monday to Uruguay’s Foreign Affairs ministry

The French ambassador in Montevideo, Jean Christophe Potton said that when President Nicholas Sarkozy named Uruguay and ten other countries as ‘fiscal havens’, which could be isolated from the International community, he was speaking in representation of the G20 countries summit in Cannes.

Monday, November 7th 2011 - 05:33 UTC

Panama expects Sarkozy to apologize for describing the country a “tax haven”

“Sarkozy is looking for scapegoats to cover its financial mismanagement at the edge of the crisis” said Panamanian minister

The Panamanian government “categorically” rejected Saturday French President Nicolas Sarkozy's “unfair” and “offensive” characterization of the country as a tax haven. “Panama is not a tax haven,” said Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.

Saturday, November 5th 2011 - 08:02 UTC

G20 agrees on an “action plan”, but details will have to wait

“We will fight to defend Europe and the Euro,” said President Sarkozy

The G20, composed of the world's most powerful economies, come up Friday with an “action plan” to save the world economic and stabilize the global monetary system, according to an official statement from the Group of 20. The continuing Euro zone debt crisis has dominated the summit.

Saturday, November 5th 2011 - 07:58 UTC

Italy agrees to EC and IMF monitoring of budget reforms in support of the Euro

Growing demands for the resignation of PM Berlusconi even from his own alliance

Italy has agreed to allow the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to monitor its implementation of budgetary reforms that would cut state spending and raise revenue in a bid to prevent the sovereign debt crisis from spreading to the Euro zone’s third largest economy.


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