Issue no. 24 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter, published on 30 September 2017, by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation. Contributors: Stephanie Borg Psaila, Samantha Dickinson, Jovan Kurbalija, Marco Lotti, Virginia Paque, Marilia Maciel, Roxana Radu, Vladimir Radunović, Barbara Rosen Jacobson, Sorina Teleanu. Design by Viktor Mijatović, layout by Aleksandar Nedeljkov, Diplo’s CreativeLab
Internet companies have been taking advantage of low-rate tax European countries in which to establish their subsidiaries. This has resulted in companies paying low taxes – a practice which European countries are increasingly uncomfortable with.
One of the latest tax proposals aiming to curb this practice comes from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, who are pushing for Internet giants to be taxed on the