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‘We are not your global tax collector’ Ireland and Brussels facing fall-out over Apple

Added: 17.08.2017 8:49 | 11 views | 0 comments

FURIOUS Irish politicians have reacted with anger at renewed European Commission demands for them to collect nearly £12billion in alleged tax breaks from tech giant Apple.


[Ticker] Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Added: 17.08.2017 8:15 | 9 views | 0 comments

Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe told Germany's that the European Commission's demand for Dublin to collect up to €13bn in back taxes from Apple was unjustified. "We are not the global tax collector for everybody else," he said. Last year, the EU ruled that Apple has to repay taxes to Ireland after finding the company had paid so little that it amounted to state aid.

Ryanair furious over mooted Lufthansa-airBerlin deal

Added: 16.08.2017 9:34 | 14 views | 0 comments

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission opposing a mooted deal between Lufthansa and stricken airBerlin. The smaller German carrier yesterday began insolvency protection proceedings, after shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew financial support.


Democracy is on the brink in Hungary, so why is no one talking about it?

Added: 12.08.2017 2:40 | 24 views | 0 comments

When Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission met Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Riga in May 2015, he greeted him by saying “hello dictator”. Juncker’s words were perhaps an ironic response to Orban’s earlier statement that he wants to “build an illiberal state based on national foundations”, citing Russia and China as examples. He...

15 countries affected by toxic egg scandal

Added: 11.08.2017 11:38 | 17 views | 0 comments

Fifteen countries have been affected by the widening scandal involving eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says.


Thanks to us: European Commission praises ITSELF for saving Europe after debt crisis

Added: 11.08.2017 1:29 | 14 views | 0 comments

EUROPEAN Commission chiefs have given themselves a pat on the back 10 years after the financial crisis pushed the global economy to the brink.


[Ticker] EU denies mishandling egg risk information

Added: 10.08.2017 13:19 | 8 views | 0 comments

The European Commission did not know that Belgium had queried the Netherlands over an eggs-and-pesticide affair on 6 July using an EU alert system, the AAC, because the "IT tool" is for purely "bilateral" contact, and designed to address "fraud", the Commission said Thursday. It said the Commission was first made aware of the public health risk when Belgium used the so-called RASFF system to issue an EU-wide health alert.

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EU defends Commissioners' travel costs

Added: 10.08.2017 8:28 | 10 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has defended its use of air taxis for international meetings despite costs of tens of thousands of euros.

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EU calls for dialogue in US-North Korea nuclear row

Added: 09.08.2017 16:39 | 13 views | 0 comments

The European Commission, Germany and France insist that "all sides" must show restraint after Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury".

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