FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire visits a coffee shop as they prepare to reopen restaurants and bars in Paris as part of a relaxation of the country’s lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in France on Aug. ., 2021. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier
PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday that it was of paramount importance that the G7 countries agree on a new minimum corporate tax rate for multinational companies in London next week.
“In London’s G7, the world’s top performing economies (…) have to say: we agree on a new international tax, including a digital tax and a minimum tax. That will give a strong boost so that an agreement can be reached at the G20 in Venice in mid-July, ”Le Maire told France inter radio.
Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten