The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991, to help reconstruction of the east following the reunification of Germany in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall.
This week sees 1.8 billion Muslims celebrate the "Festival of Sacrifice," or Eid Al-Adha. But the idea of sacrificing one's hard earned money is a year-round activity for Muslims. Could this be the blueprint for fairer societies in Europe and America?
What is France's new digital tax?
France announced on Tuesday that it will levy an eco-tax on passengers flight. Euronews takes at which other EU countries have implemented a similar tax.
France is set to apply a new tax on almost all flights departing from its airports, which is expected to raise €180 million in its first year. But how will it affect those travelling?
The economy may look better on paper, but there are still clear economic disparities between regions of Europe. A Nobel-prize winning economist explained how the situation can improve.
How one MP tried to convince others to back lowering Italy's tampon tax: "This does not only concern your wives and children. You will realise when you'll get to 60, I'm speaking to my male colleagues, you'll realise you'll need panty liners for incontinence or prostate problems, think ahead!"
The draft report also found that the impact on employment and GDP would be "negligible", piling pressure on the bloc to act.
Because the US is one of the few countries to charge tax based on citizenship and not residency that makes the royal baby liable to pay US taxes
The U.S. Treasury says it won't be handing over President Donald Trump's tax returns, making a legal battle likely.
On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted to provide increased protections for whistleblowers in the EU. Euronews spoke with former whistleblower Antoine Deltour to ask him what he thought of these new protections.
Austria is taking aim at tech giants the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon with the introduction of a 5% tax rate on digital companies' advertising revenues.
Police fired tear gas and water cannons as the yellw vest protests
turned violent again after weeks of relative calm and declining numbers of participants.
It's "the tax of the 21st Century": French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire unveils France's draft bill for a revenue tax digital giants
Authorities in Venice have decided to impose a new 3 euro entrance fee during 2019 on tourists who visit the city for a day and don't stay overnight
Victory for women - but the resolution is non-binding
Unanimous decisions on tax matters should be phased out gradually
Brussels' plan would gradually abandon unanimous decisions by the European Council
The French president sets out an appeal to turn the anger of the Gilets Jaunes movement to concrete proposals for the future of his country.
Daytrippers as well as overnight guests will soon have to pay to visit the Italian city of Venice
Austria plans tax on digital giants
Marchers promise numbers will be up again once the Christmas holiday period is over.
The government may have gone back on its decision to raise taxes on fuel, but the Gilets jaunes movement shows no sign of appeasing.
Digital services tax off the table, activists lament that EU finance ministers let tech giants off the hook.
Edouard Philippe says he has "heard" the French people after two days of road blockades, but that France needs reforms.
One such demonstration was held in Givors, near Lyon, but some participants were keen to stress the movement is not just about prices at the pumps.