France will move unilaterally to introduce a digital tax on internet giants by January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told journalists on December 17, only weeks after the French government first set a March deadline in order to build consensus over the need for an EU-wide digital tax.
Since the original decision, fiscal pressure has begun to mount against President Emmanuel Macron, who had to make a series of tax concessions following weeks of violent protests by the Yellow Vest movement.

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