French president said to be seeking frank exchange with tech bosses including Facebook CEO

Fresh from apologising to European lawmakers in Brussels, Mark Zuckerberg is holding talks with Emmanuel Macron in which he is expected to face renewed pressure over his company’s tax policies.

Macron, who has long sought to boost technology investment as Paris tries to catch up with London, has invited about 60 key figures from the tech world to an event at the Élysée Palace, including Zuckerberg, Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. Macron, 40, who likes to style himself as a champion of the digital economy, will then appear at Paris’s technology fair, VivaTech, which opens on Thursday.

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