The new European Commission has yet to be sworn in but the battle lines are already being drawn up for an EU-wide digital tax aimed at Silicon Valley’s Big Tech.   
 
Within days of being appointed the new Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, warned he will goahead with an EU digital “web tax” targeting the world’s tech giants if global negotiations between the OECD and the G20 fail to come up with a new proposal. 

In no uncertain terms, Gentiloni declared that the EU is no longer “prepared to wait.”