French MEP suggests EU tax on SMS and emails

Alain Lamassoure, a senior centre-right French MEP, has suggested that the EU levy a tax on SMS and email messages in a debate on the union's future financing.

Mr Lamassoure made his suggestion on Monday (8 May) in a financial working group as part of a joint European Parliament and national parliament conference on the future of Europe in Brussels.

He told EUobserver "The economic value of today's globalisation lies in information through transactions in the form of internation...

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