The proposed European Union measure, which faces opposition by several member countries, would impose a 3 percent tax on the Europe-generated revenue of tech companies. Booking.com and Spotify are among a number of companies signing a letter to Europe’s finance ministers charging that the proposal would “create a harmful legal precedent of taxing revenues over profits, even when the taxpayer is not yet profitable.”

Tans said in the interview that she’s not opposed to tax reform, but it should be done on a global basis - although that’s not very realistic.