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|19 March, 2019

Merkel: If no global deal on digital tax by H2 2020, Europe should go ahead

Merkel expressed optimism that a global solution would be reached

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that if there was no international agreement on taxing digital companies by the second half of next year, Europe should go ahead anyway.

Merkel also, however, expressed optimism that a global solution would be reached given that U.S. President Donald Trump is also interested in achieving that.

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(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Madeline Chambers) ((MichelleHannah.Martin@thomsonreuters.com; +49 30 2888 5223; Reuters Messaging: MichelleHannah.Martin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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