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Estonia Blocks ECOFIN Council Agreement on VAT in Digital Age Package: Dutch Minister Reports

  • Dutch Minister of Finance reported on ECOFIN Council meeting regarding VAT in the digital age package
  • Belgian Presidency hoped for agreement on entire package during meeting
  • Estonia objected to proposal, specifically regarding platform economy
  • Estonia suggested making platform economy part of proposal voluntary
  • Belgian presidency concluded that necessary unanimity had not been reached
  • Commission called for compromise to be reached
  • Belgian presidency unsure of clear way forward in compromise proposed by Estonia


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