PARIS (Reuters) - The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google's favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax.
"We will appeal this judgment in defence of the interests of the state," budget minister Gerald Darmanin said in answer to a parliamentary question on Wednesday's ruling.
The Paris administrative court said Google, the main business of U.S.-based Alphabet Inc <GOOGL.O>, was not liable for the tax demand, in line with a court adviser's recommendation made in June.
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(Reporting by Emile Picy; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)