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Speaking at a gathering of digital leaders in Paris this week, France’s economic minister called on fellow European Union nations to rally behind a proposal to levy a tax on tech giants.

Google, Facebook and other sites that host news content on their platforms should pay an annual tax to fund journalism in the UK. This is the stance of the News Media Association, the British newspaper industry’s trade body which represents most of the UK media.

A day of reckoning is looming for online retailers as they start to digest the full impact of the US Supreme Court’s June ruling on internet sales taxes.

EU countries could agree a new short-term digital sales tax to apply to many of the major tech firms before the end of the year, according to Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD’s leading tax expert.

Malta’s finance chief poured cold water over European efforts to strike a deal on taxing digital companies by the end of the year, saying such a levy should be agreed at a global level. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said in an interview with Bloomberg that the complexity of a tax on tech giants requires time […]