Nicolas Sarkozy wants "concrete results" from G20 summit on tax havens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday it was essential that this week's G20 summit in London take concrete steps to sanction uncooperative tax havens, reported dpa.

"It is unacceptable and incomprehensible if concrete regulations cannot be applied in the coming days or weeks" to offshore tax havens that do not share information about their accounts, Sarkozy told Europe 1 radio.

He said that France wanted that "one or several lists of uncooperative tax havens" be drawn up and made public and that, as a result, banks all over the world refuse to do business with countries that protect their tax havens.

Asked what countries were resisting the imposition of such regulations, Sarkozy suggested that China, "because of Macao and Singapore," and perhaps the United States may raise objections.

Sarkozy said he had spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel late Tuesday and that both leaders were "on the same wavelength" on the issue.

The French president also said that nothing had yet been agreed in the lengthy negotiations leading to the summit, and that both he and Merkel had rejected a preliminary draft of a final summit statement.

"I will not associate myself with a summit that concludes with a statement of false compromises, which does not deal with the problems that confront us," Sarkozy said.

But he did not repeat a declaration he had reportedly made last month that he would walk out of the summit if it was not producing concrete results.

Military trophies captured by Azerbaijani army in Jabrail and Fuzuli direction (VIDEO)
Military trophies captured by Azerbaijani army in Jabrail and Fuzuli direction (VIDEO)
President of Italy-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce sends letter to Azerbaijani President, First Lady
President of Italy-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce sends letter to Azerbaijani President, First Lady
Azerbaijani, French FMs hold phone conversation
Azerbaijani, French FMs hold phone conversation
Loading Bars
Latest
Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Alaska's Aleutians: USGS
New U.S. COVID-19 cases rise 13% last week to nearly 400,000
Trump: U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims
Belgium says COVID-19 situation serious as infections reach new highs, bars close
OPEC+ countries agree to honor commitments in full scope
Military trophies captured by Azerbaijani army in Jabrail and Fuzuli direction (VIDEO)
President of Italy-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce sends letter to Azerbaijani President, First Lady
Azerbaijani, French FMs hold phone conversation
Azerbaijani FM holds phone coversation with President of International Turkic Academy
Our losses sadden me most of all, what pleases me most of all is unbreakable will of Azerbaijani people - President Aliyev
Soros groups played big role in organizing coup in Armenia and Pashinyan always took an anti-Russian position - President Aliyev
Armenia wants to turn Tartar into Stalingrad, into the second Aghdam, Fuzuli, says Azerbaijani president
Turkey is already de facto at the negotiating table, says Azerbaijani president
Vast majority of villages around Fuzuli are with us, says Azerbaijani president
Now we see Fuzuli in front of us, says Azerbaijani president
After this ceasefire, Armenia tried to occupy settlement of Hadrut again and attacked it three times - President Aliyev
184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief
Not single issue in region can be resolved without participation and consent of Turkey, says Azerbaijani president
We receive only moral and political support from Turkey, Pakistan and other fraternal countries - President Aliyev
There are people with Canadian and Lebanese passports among those who were killed on Armenian side, says Azerbaijani president
Armenian military equipment worth $1 billion destroyed with help of Turkish drones alone - President Aliyev
I have always tried to be true to my father's path, says Azerbaijani president
Liberation of Shusha occupies a special place among our goals - President Aliyev
Vast majority of villages around Fuzuli are with us - President Aliyev
Weapons are being smuggled to Armenia across Georgian and Russian territories, says Azerbaijani president
Armenia needed ceasefire in order to gather strength, take mobilization measures and launch new attacks on us, says Azerbaijani president
Dastardly attacks on civilians yet another manifestation of Armenian fascism - President Aliyev
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale October 20
Iran ready to provide details of January plane crash to Ukraine
UK records another 18,804 new coronavirus cases with 80 deaths
Azerbaijan fully ensures safety of oil and gas projects of international importance
Azerbaijan to send note to German Foreign Ministry due to Bundestag members's visit to Karabakh
Launch of industry, mining projects to open new job spots in Iran
Armenian PM admits defeat and ready for talks with Azerbaijan on Karabakh
Appeal to be sent to relevant structures due to Armenia’s attacks on civilian population of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan created conditions for Armenian war prisoners to contact their families
Colliers International: apartment buy/sell deals increasein Tbilisi
Georgia's Batumi sees decrease in real estate transactions
Turkish Trade Ministry says carpet exports to Russia rise
Supplies of Turkish carpets to Italy on decline
Azerbaijani armed forces adequately respond to Armenian side’s provocations
Update given on civilian casualties from Armenian shelling of Azerbaijan's Aghdam
Council of Europe Development Bank talks about projects implemented in Georgia
Dutch manufacturer of equipment for poultry farming eyes to enter Uzbek market
China's exports of flat-rolled products of non-alloy steel to Georgia down
Tesla to export China-made Model 3 vehicles to Europe
Demand for Turkish-made carpets in Kazakhstan up
Kazakhstan to reduce flights on int'l routes to battle COVID-19 spreading
Armenian armed forces shelling Azerbaijani settlements
Turkey records contraction in carpet export to Iran
IMF says economy of oil-exporting countries in Caucasus, Central Asia to decline
Export of Turkmen fabrics from synthetic complex yarns to EAEU increased
Russia hopes on quickly agreed mechanism for monitoring ceasefire in Karabakh - FM
This struggle is Azerbaijan’s just struggle - Speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly
Iran joins global program to pre-purchase Coronavirus vaccine
National Bank of Georgia sells funds at another foreign exchange auction
Georgia increases export of apples
Turkmengas re-opens tender for provision of laboratory testing services
Import of Turkish carpets by Israel drops marginally
Kazakhstan increases imports from Uzbekistan amid COVID-19
Azerbaijan must not leave Karabakh conflict to future generations - assistant to president
Azerbaijani army seizes more military equipment of Armenian armed forces on battlefield (PHOTO)
AzTV channel crew undergo fire from Armenian troops in Azerbaijan's Aghdam (VIDEO)
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price falling
USAID raises awareness of fruits and vegetables export from Central Asia
E5P, EBRD support Georgian transport sector
Qatar Airways expects to keep A380s parked for years
Georgian hazelnuts exports up as of October 18
Video instructions issued for foreign visitors crossing Azerbaijan's border
Iran declares value of mobile phone imports
Geostat reveals volume of Russian export to Georgia
Significantly lower prices needed to force OPEC+ cuts
Ten most COVID-impacted countries to cumulatively lose almost $700 billion in real GDP
Armenia grossly violates all laws – Azerbaijani major general
Armenia tries to mislead world community and evade responsibility - Israeli expert
Georgia reveals export statistics of major goods to Russia
Uzbekneftegaz to buy compressor via tender
Iran reveals its trade turnover with Arab countries
Armenia engaged in illegal economic activity in occupied Azerbaijani lands, top official says
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office gives updates on civil casualties, damages
Azerbaijan's banking system has stabilized - MP
BP expresses support for Azerbaijani people in struggle for territorial integrity
It is impossible to find other countries elsewhere in world that would be so close to each other as Turkey and Azerbaijan - President Aliyev
Very good news comes from front every day - President Aliyev
Azerbaijan doesn't target Armenian civilians - assistant to Azerbaijani president
Armenia carrying out acts of terrorism against Azerbaijani civilians at state level - Assistant to president
France lowers import of Turkish-made carpets
Georgian domestic exports down
Azerbaijani MoD shows soldiers who liberated Hadrut from Armenian occupation (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan confirms 107 more COVID-19 recoveries
Armenian missile attack on Ganja - sign of cowardice, says Iranian MP
Speakers of Azerbaijani, Turkish parliaments meet in Baku (PHOTO)
Conflict unleashed by Armenia continues, Armenia continues to attack Azerbaijani civilians, says assistant to Azerbaijani president
Iraq's 9M2020 export of carpets from Turkey rises
Trade turnover between Georgia and Azerbaijan decreases
Armenian “Yerkrapah” Volunteer Union chairman wounded during Karabakh clashes
Turkmenistan increases export of propylene polymer to EAEU member states
Equinor updates on Karabagh, ADUA projects
Georgia slightly increases import of Turkish carpets
Armenian Armed Forces targeted pipelines in Azerbaijan's Khizi district - Prosecutor General's Office
All news