The Austrian EU Finance Ministers Hartwig Löger was “disappointed” that Europe could not even agree on a minimal proposal. Also, the French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, and EU tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici spoke of “a missed opportunity”.

According to the Löger, the EU will not hurt doing so “only for myself”, but was also disappointing for all, working on an international solution. Even the USA and large international corporations such as Google and Amazon, wanted the EU to have a clear line and had no joy with fragmented national solutions, said Löger.

a total of 13 EU States have already introduced their own digital expensive, or at least announced. It is this in addition to France, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. This is exactly what would have to be prevented with the transition solution of the EU.

Now the EU countries want to push for a solution in the framework of the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD). Switzerland is also a member of the OECD. Bern is a solution at OECD level. The introduction of a national digital tax was not an issue, wrote to the state Secretariat for international financial matters (SIF) recently in a statement. (SDA)