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France ‘not putting pressure’ on Ireland over corporation tax rate – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has today said that France is ‘not putting pressure’ on Ireland over its corporation tax rate.

“I’m not the one to put pressure on my friend. We cooperate and we work very well together,” Macron said.

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Macron went on to say that what Ireland has managed to achieve with its economy us unique.

“But this is for you to lead and decide for yourself, this is not for France to put pressure,” he continued.

France is a major leader of an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) plan to create a global minimum corporation tax level of 15%.

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The plan has put pressure on Ireland to higher the current corporation tax level of 12.5%.

“I think the OECD framework does make sense in such a context. And I want to believe that we will find the right path together in order to deliver a common framework and to deliver this minimal taxation, because I do believe it makes sense,” Macron added.

“There are significant challenges for us in respect of this process, but be in no doubt that we will engage constructively in the process, and there’s some journey yet to go in relation to that,” An Taoiseach said.

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