French minister Le Maire insists EU is near to digital tax deal

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that your Eu decide to tax big internet firms including Google and Facebook was around being struck, despite several EU governments having pushed back up against the idea.

“We’re also near to having a offer our hands,” Le Maire told France Inter radio. He stated he was confident the German government would help France reach a contract to member states.

Last week Germany, which initially had backed the project, urged some changes. France wishes to strike a proposal by December.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Richard Lough)

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