It is important that at global level, from the G20 to the UN, there is a unity of purpose for tax justice and fairness. Greater co-operation and co-ordination between nations is no longer just the responsible choice. Today it is essential for managing our shared global challenges and optimising the opportunities that interdependence offers. And the United Nations has an ever more crucial role to play in this. This is why Barroso congratulates the President of the General Assembly for this initiative and the Secretary General for lending its support to it.
Speech/13/321, 15 April 2013