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Monaco tax row escalates

May 6, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
The row between Monaco and the French football authorities over attempts to end the principality club's privileged financial position has escalated with both parties claiming the other said a €200 million payment would resolve the prickly situation.

A 19th-century agreement between France and Monaco means foreign players and officials at the Ligue 2 promotion-chasers do not pay income tax, while the club also pays less to employ them and French nationals.

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