French finance minister is keeping an eye on patent box

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
24th December, 2014
Michel Sapin, the French finance minister

The French minister for finance Michel Sapin is keeping a close eye on the Irish patent box proposal in case it is used as a back door to another Double Irish-style tax system, he told The Sunday Business Post.

Sapin was in Dublin last week as part of a tour of Europe’s finance ministers to discuss ways of kick-starting economic growth in the eurozone. While significant work had been done on cutting debts and restructuring...

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