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#Apple decision by #GCEU a boon for Irish government

#Apple decision by #GCEU a boon for Irish government

| July 15, 2020

The news that the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) has let Ireland off the hook for not forcing computer giant Apple to pay €13 billion in outstanding taxes, is a major relief for the Irish government. As Ken Murray reports from Dublin, the decision, bar a successful appeal, is likely to make Ireland […]

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#Apple – ‘All companies should pay their fair share of tax’ Vestager

#Apple – ‘All companies should pay their fair share of tax’ Vestager

| July 15, 2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union has annulled the 2016 decision of the European Commission that ordered Apple to return €13 billion ($14.5bn) to the Irish government. In 2016 the European Commission found a selective tax advantage given to Apple by the Irish government to be illegal state aid. Ireland and Apple challenged […]

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European Commission opens unfair practices investigation into #ApplePay

European Commission opens unfair practices investigation into #ApplePay

| June 16, 2020

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Apple’s conduct in connection with Apple Pay violates EU competition rules. The investigation concerns Apple’s terms, conditions and other measures for integrating Apple Pay in merchant apps and websites on iPhones and iPads, Apple’s limitation of access to the Near Field Communication (NFC) […]

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#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

#StateAid: Commission refers Ireland to Court for failure to recover illegal tax benefits from #Apple worth up to €13 billion

The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by a Commission decision. The Commission decision of 30 August 2016 concluded that Ireland’s tax benefits to Apple were illegal under EU State aid rules, […]

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#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

#Plenary highlights: #SOTEU, car emissions, Poland

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The debate on the state of the European Union with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dominated the plenary session in Strasbourg taking place on 12-15 September. MEPs also exchanged views with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and supported the Commission’s decision to order Ireland to recover €13 billion in illegal tax benefits from Apple. Populism, […]

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Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured) won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate (14 September), for the Commission’s state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years, were illegal. Some MEPs criticized Apple and Irelands’ plans […]

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Political? Mais oui, of course, EU insiders say of #Apple case

Political? Mais oui, of course, EU insiders say of #Apple case

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission denies that its shock demand that Apple Inc. hand €13 billion in back taxes to Ireland is, in the pungent phrase of Apple CEO Tim Cook, “total political crap”, write Alastair Macdonald and Foo Yun Chee. But, say senior EU officials involved, the decision certainly has a strong political element, even if […]

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