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Today (17 June) the EU Finance Ministers met to agree a new compromise text covering the introduction of a minimum taxation proposal by the EU Member States. No political  agreement to the text has been reached, on the basis that unanimous approval for the  proposal was not forthcoming. According to the French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire, and agreed by Poland, who until today remained the only country to oppose the proposal, all conditions were met to reach unanimous support. However, as was widely  anticipated in the days before the meeting took place, Hungary declined to approve the  compromise text, thereby revoking its previous support for the proposal.

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