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10 September 2018

Eu­rogroup and in­for­mal ECOFIN meet­ings in Septem­ber 2018

How can we ensure that multinational corporations in the digital sector are taxed appropriately? This question was addressed by German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his fellow finance ministers at the Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings in Vienna on 7–8 September 2018. The discussions focused on the search for a smart, swift solution. Other topics on the agenda included reform of the currency union and the completion of the banking union.

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In a joint statement, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and French Minister for the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire discuss important agenda items such as the banking union, ESM reforms, a digital tax, the eurozone budget and the common backstop.