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27th Feb 2024

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EU Commission pushes plan to tax internet companies

The European Commission is pushing ahead with plans to end unanimity on tax, asking member states to respond before 17 January to a consultation on producing a plan of action in the first quarter of 2019, reports the Irish Times. EU countries have so far failed to agree on a joint digital sales tax on multinational internet giants, as individual states plan national taxes on such companies.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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