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Denmark Supports EU-Wide Deal on Digital Tax, Premier Says (1)

Jan. 28, 2020, 2:03 PM

Denmark would support an European Union-wide agreement to the digital tax controversy should a global deal fail, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told an EU conference in Copenhagen.

“A year ago, the Danish government did not want a joint European digital tax. Today the Danish government does,” Frederiksen said in her first major speech on the EU since assuming office in June.

Mette Frederiksen
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Under the previous center-right administration led by Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Denmark was one of the few European countries to oppose a digital tax targeting major U.S. companies for fear of retaliatory measures against its own multinationals.

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