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Parliamentary question - E-003954/2019Parliamentary question

EU and digital economy taxation

Question for written answer E-003954/2019
to the Commission
Rule 138
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL)

The possibility of adopting a unified approach to digital economy taxation in the OECD countries in 2020 once again came to the fore during the hearings of the new Commissioners. Should this prove unfeasible, a number of Commissioners would be in favour of seeking agreement at European level.

However, certain Member States (Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland) are unhappy at the idea, despite the fact that a European digital economy taxation agreement would generate billions of euros for the EU economy. At the same time, equally large amounts are currently being lost to tax havens inside and outside the EU.

In view of this:

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