Britain has launched a 10-week consultation aimed at creating 10 so-called 'free ports' to stimulate the post-Brexit economy
Although the rich-poor gap has widened over the past decades, the European Union is a world leader in fighting inequality, experts say.
Taxes on products considered polluting are struggling to gain ground in the EU despite backing from Brussels, in the face of opposition from movements like France's "Yellow Vests".
Germany and France will reportedly seek to revive the long-delayed EU financial transaction tax by proposing that member states be allowed to use the revenues to reduce their EU budget contributions.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for EU leaders to heed a "wake-up call" on a plan to tax US technology giants, amid signs of growing resistance to the French-led initiative
The European Union is leading international efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance as it finalises a blacklist of non-EU tax havens