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U.S. tipped off EU to Apple's ultra low taxes

566 points by CNN | European Union Dow Jones Industrial Average European Commission United States Republic of Ireland Dow Jones & Company Euro Trademark
Missing information halts Europe's review of DuPont deal
The European Commission, a regulatory body, suspended the review last week saying it needed more information about the deal.        
1 points by Detroit Free Press | European Union European Commission European Council European Parliament
EU Withdraws Draft Rules on Free Cellphone Roaming
The European Commission said it was withdrawing its draft rules for implementing the bloc’s free cellphone roaming plans, following widespread criticism of a 90-day limit on price-controlled access.
21 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union European Parliament European Commission European Council President of the European Commission European Coal and Steel Community President of the European Council Institutions of the European Union
Timing of solution on visa liberalisation up to Turkey: EU's Hahn
ANKARA (Reuters) - European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Friday he believed a solution to a dispute with Turkey over the pace of visa liberalisation was possible and the timing up to Ankara.
7 points by Reuters | European Union Europe European Commission Turkey European Economic Community United Kingdom Belgium Reuters
EU's Tusk tells UK's May: Start Brexit talks soon
LONDON — A European Union leader urged Britain on Thursday to hurry up and get on with finalizing its divorce from the bloc.Donald Tusk, president of the EU's governing European Council, met with Prime Minister Theresa May in London for talks about the fallout from Britain's June 23 vote to leave the EU.Before the meeting, Tusk told May that "the ball is now in your court" to start negotiations. He said the process should begin as soon as possible.
-1 points by Boston Herald | European Union Treaty of Lisbon European Commission European Parliament Belgium European Council Council of the European Union Brussels
Matteo Garavoglia: Trump has given EU a chance to lead world
This weekend, EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome -- the document that created the European Economic Community and ultimately led to the creation of the European Union itself.
18 points by CNN | European Union Europe Institutions of the European Union European Commission Brussels European Parliament European Council Council of the European Union
Balkans to face new war if EU collapses: Juncker warns US against anti-European stance
The chief of the European Commission has warned US president Donald Trump against encouraging countries to copy Britain's exit from the EU, arguing that a break-up of the bloc could lead to a war in the Balkans. Read Full Article at RT.com
10 points by Russia Today | European Union Bosnia and Herzegovina Treaty of Lisbon United Kingdom European Commission Serbia President of the European Council European Parliament
Apple paid no tax in New Zealand over past decade – report
An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found electronics giant Apple has sold $2.96 billion (NZ$4.2 billion) worth of products since 2007 in the country but has not paid any local tax. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Tax Corporate tax European Union Income tax European Commission Taxation New Zealand
‘Extremist, sexist, xenophobic:’ Eurogroup chairman refuses to step down over remarks
Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who is under fire over comments suggesting southern European countries had wasted crisis aid money on “booze and women,” has rejected widespread calls for his resignation. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | European Union Belgium Council of the European Union European Commission European Parliament Institutions of the European Union Brussels Treaty of Lisbon
Britain eyes up share of EU assets as part of Brexit divorce
Britain will demand a substantial share of EU assets worth more than €150 billion in an attempt to soften the Brexit divorce bill. Read Full Article at RT.com
232 points by Russia Today | European Union European Parliament United Kingdom European Economic Community Council of Europe Treaty of Lisbon European Commission Brussels
EU Raises Growth Forecasts Despite Risks From Brexit, Trump
The European Union raised economic growth forecasts for 2017, predicting growth across the bloc even as it faces mounting political risks and uncertainties.
33 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union United States European Commission German language European Economic Community European Council European Coal and Steel Community European Parliament
Monsieur Brexit: EU's Barnier braces for baffling Brits
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Michel Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May prepares to launch Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she wants.
-2 points by Reuters | European Union European Parliament European Commission London Brussels United Kingdom Council of the European Union Europe
Jean-Claude Juncker won't seek EU presidency again
Eric DuVallFeb. 11 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he will not see re-election to a second term as head of the European Union's executive branch in 2019.
5 points by UPI | European Union European Commission United Kingdom President of the European Commission European Parliament European Council Treaty of Lisbon European Coal and Steel Community
Greece's Creditors Prepare United Front to Break Deadlock
Greece’s international creditors are expected to present a common proposal to Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, in an attempt to break a deadlock on the country’s bailout negotiations.
112 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union Euro European Parliament European Commission Eurozone Institutions of the European Union European Council Brussels
French government gets renewable energy endorsement
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 10 (UPI) -- A move by the French government to budget for more solar and hydropower projects on its grid was endorsed Friday by the European Commission.
58 points by UPI | Wind power European Union Renewable energy Belgium Fossil fuel European Commission German language European Council
Mysterious outage plunges city of Brussels into darkness
The entire city of Brussels was plunged into darkness Thursday because of a mysterious power outage. The sounds of sirens were reported throughout the Belgian capital, which was the site of a coordinated terror attack last year that killed 32 civilians and injured hundreds more. Videos and photos posted on social media showed the eerie...
195 points by New York Post | European Union Belgium European Commission Brussels Council of the European Union European Council European Parliament Institutions of the European Union
‘We will not close doors’: EU foreign affairs chief says aging Europe needs migration
Aging and graying Europe won’t close its doors to asylum seekers, as it needs immigration, the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said, adding that Europeans had been migrants themselves “up to few years ago.” Read Full Article at RT.com
7527 points by Russia Today | European Commission European Union Europe Immigration Refugee European Council President of the European Commission European Parliament
E.U. Agrees To See-As-You-Travel Online Cross-Border Access
BERLIN — Putting in place the first piece of the European Union’s push for a unified digital market, E.U. powers agreed Tuesday on new rules allowing subscribers to online services in one E.U. country to be able to access them when traveling to another. The new “portability” ruling is the first part of regulation under... Read more »
93 points by Variety | European Union European Parliament European Commission Treaty of Lisbon European Council Council of the European Union European Economic Community Brussels
No renegotiation on Brexit deal if parliament rejects it: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek further talks with the European Union if parliament rejects the exit deal it reaches, the government said in a statement on Tuesday, as ministers resisted pressure to give lawmakers more say on the terms of the final agreement.
55 points by Reuters | European Union European Parliament World Trade Organization Treaty of Lisbon United Kingdom European Council Member of the European Parliament European Commission
Hungary wants all asylum seekers detained
Hungary is planning to submit a proposal to the EU that would allow for all asylum seekers to be detained and kept in special camps until their applications are reviewed, the Hungarian government’s chief spokesman said. Read Full Article at RT.com
3500 points by Russia Today | European Union Europe Immigration Hungary Refugee France Right of asylum European Commission
EU to Britain: Pay up for what you ordered before leaving
BRUSSELS — The European Union is warning Britain that any financial commitment it has taken on as a member "should be honored in full," even well after it leaves as a result of the Brexit negotiations.Estimates have been made that the bill at the exit door could go as high as 60 billion euros ($64 billion)."This will be an essential element of the negotiations on the orderly separation," EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday.
-2 points by Boston Herald | European Union European Commission Belgium European Parliament Brussels European Council United Kingdom Euro
Hackers take down Austrian parliament website, no data lost
VIENNA (Reuters) - Hackers took the Austrian parliament's website down for 20 minutes on Sunday by flooding its server with digital service requests, and although no data was lost authorities are investigating the attack, the parliament said in a statement.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency European Commission Donald Trump Mutual fund News Ivanka Trump
President Trump wants other members of NATO to pay their fair share. Here's what that would look like
President Trump has talked a lot about getting other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to pay their fair share when it comes to defending one another. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty — the 1949 pact that established the NATO alliance — says that an attack against one ally...
210 points by Los Angeles Times | European Union NATO United Kingdom Treaty of Lisbon Belgium Brussels Council of the European Union European Commission
‘US interventions a reason for migrant crisis, US should share burden’ – Austrian Chancellor
The US shares responsibility for the ongoing migrant crisis, according to Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. Speaking on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta, he stated that American “interventions” are in part to blame for the refugee flows. Read Full Article at RT.com
8420 points by Russia Today | European Union United States European Commission President of the European Commission President of the United States European Council European Parliament Treaty of Lisbon
Apple missed deadline for multi-billion euro tax payment to Ireland
American tech giant Apple has not paid all the €13 billion ($13.9 billion) owed to Ireland for receiving illegal tax benefits despite passing the deadline, according to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager. Read Full Article at RT.com
1152 points by Russia Today | European Union European Economic Community Treaty of Lisbon European Commission European Coal and Steel Community Common Agricultural Policy European Council European Parliament
European Parliament grants Georgia visa-free travel
Visa waiver policy for Georgian citizens expected by March as proposal overcomes last hurdle.
6246 points by Al Jazeera English | European Union European Parliament European Council Brussels European Commission Europe Citizenship of the European Union
We are witnessing the end of the liberal era
In just two months' time, the world will bid farewell to President Obama. In his final overseas trip before exiting the White House next January, Mr. Obama stood alongside his German counterpart Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, warning against a "meaner, harsher, more troubled world."
4922 points by CNN | European Union European Commission Europe European Parliament European Coal and Steel Community European Council Treaty of Lisbon United Kingdom
Hungary, EU defend commissioner over visits
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Hungarian government and the European Commission rejected suggestions of impropriety on the part of the German member of the EU executive over trips he made to Budapest in May and this past weekend.
10 points by Reuters | Reuters European Parliament Thomson Reuters European Union Hungary News agency European Commission Angela Merkel
Eight eurozone countries under EU budget hammer
The European Commission has warned eight members of the bloc, including Italy, that their budgets may fail to comply with EU budget rules. Read Full Article at RT.com
112 points by Russia Today | European Union Euro European Commission Treaty of Lisbon Europe European Council European Parliament Belgium
HSBC accused of overlooking British customers with ISIS links
US regulators are set to accuse HSBC of failing to take action against British terrorism suspects who banked with the company, according to a leaked report. Read Full Article at RT.com
77 points by Russia Today | European Union European Commission Euro United Kingdom Bank Allegation Crime European Council
AMC Takeover of Odeon & UCI Approved by European Regulators
AMC Entertainment’s $1.2 billion deal to acquire Europe’s Odeon & UCI Cinemas has been approved by regulators at the European Commission. The deal can now move forward and is expected to close by Nov. 30. With Odeon & UCI Europe’s biggest cinema chain, AMC is set to become the largest movie theater operator in the... Read more »
66 points by Variety | European Union Movie theater Europe AMC Theatres Stock market Kerasotes Theatres European Commission Stock
Bahamas files: New leak exposes offshore 'tax haven' dealings of politicians, companies
Five months after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore dealings of government leaders and influential people, a new leak of 1.3 million files has revealed the names of individuals associated with companies registered in the Bahamas, a notorious tax haven. Read Full Article at RT.com
748 points by Russia Today | Turks and Caicos Islands Tax haven Offshore bank Offshore company European Commission European Union The Bahamas Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Switzerland Moves Closer to Compromise Over EU Immigration
Switzerland’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday appeared to defuse a potential conflict with the European Commission over the Alpine country’s efforts to limit immigration.
19 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union European Parliament European Commission Schengen Agreement European Council German language Lower house
Thousands march against TTIP, CETA trade deals in Brussels (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Thousands of people in Brussels have taken to streets to protest against the planned free trade deals between the US, the EU and Canada amid fears that they may affect labor conditions and environment as well as violate consumer rights. Read Full Article at RT.com
924 points by Russia Today | Germany European Union German language Berlin European Commission Brussels Belgium European Parliament
Juncker needs no protection from tough questions, EU says
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday that Jean-Claude Juncker needed no protection from awkward questions after a video blogger accused a staffer at YouTube of trying to censor her questions to the EU chief executive.
11 points by Reuters | European Commission European Union European Parliament European Council Reuters Barroso Commission YouTube President of the European Commission
France bans plastic plates and cutlery
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country's Energy Transition for Green...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | European Union Law Greenhouse gas Fossil fuel Europe Peak oil European Commission French language
Britain faces long road to post-Brexit trade deals
Prime Minister Theresa May wants to make Britain a global leader in trade after Brexit, but former negotiators say the country faces a long slog despite warm words from some world leaders over forging new relationships.
82 points by | European Union International trade United Kingdom World Trade Organization European Commission Treaty of Lisbon European Council President of the European Commission
Volkswagen broke consumer laws in 20 EU countries
The European Commission has found that automaker Volkswagen broke consumer laws in twenty EU countries by cheating on emissions tests, German daily Die Welt reported citing sources. Read Full Article at RT.com
39 points by Russia Today | European Union Consumer protection Japan Automobile Germany Europe Council of the European Union European Commission
Germany, France seek stronger EU defense after Brexit: document
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation, a document showed on Monday, as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defense in tandem with NATO.
-1 points by Reuters | European Union NATO Europe European Parliament European Commission United States France European Council
Did EU former chief act unethically?

-1 points by CNN | European Commission European Union President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso Dow Jones Industrial Average European Parliament European Council Dow Jones & Company
Europe wants a slice of Apple
Several European Union countries are to ask Brussels for their share of the €13 billion Apple has been ordered to pay Ireland in back taxes, according to officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | European Union Treaty of Lisbon Council of the European Union Tax Institutions of the European Union Enlargement of the European Union United Kingdom European Commission
EU launches ethics probe into Barroso over Goldman job
An ethics investigation has been started by EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker into his predecessor, Jose Manuel Barroso, on whether he broke the rules by taking a job at Goldman Sachs. Read Full Article at RT.com
10 points by Russia Today | European Parliament European Union European Commission President of the European Commission Treaty of Lisbon Institutions of the European Union Euro European Council
Ireland may have to accept Apple tax payment
The Irish government said it will be obliged to accept €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple if its appeal against the European Commission ruling fails. Read Full Article at RT.com
343 points by Russia Today | Taxation European Union Tax Ireland Republic of Ireland European Parliament European Commission Common Agricultural Policy
Croats vote in snap election, new coalition cabinet looming
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croats choose a government on Sunday for the second time in less than a year, and polls predict a close outcome and another coalition that lacks a clear mandate to push through painful cuts and restructuring being urged by European authorities.
184 points by Reuters | European Union European Commission Croatia Reuters Thomson Reuters European Parliament United Kingdom European Council
Analysis: How French Socialism Built - and Destroyed - the European Union
Center-left parties are in trouble across Europe, and the French Socialist Party is no exception. Although Socialist François Hollande is currently president, his party has suffered heavy losses in recent regional and departmental elections and his approval rating has fallen below 15 percent. With...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | European Union Socialist Party European Commission Europe European Economic Community Social democracy Economics European Community
Push to punish Barroso for new Goldman Sachs gig reaches 130k-plus signatures
More than one hundred and thirty thousand people want former EU president José Manuel Barroso to be punished for his new gig with the “financial terrorists” at Goldman Sachs, where he is supposed to help “limit the negative effects of the Brexit.” Read Full Article at RT.com
154 points by Russia Today | European Union European Commission European Parliament Goldman Sachs President of the European Commission Euro European Council Treaty of Lisbon
EU Officials Confident of Completing Turkey Deal
EU officials said they are confident they can find a way to remove the last key hurdle to Turkey’s bid for visa-free access to the bloc amid a push to improve strained ties in the aftermath of July’s failed military coup.
31 points by The Wall Street Journal | Turkey European Union Council of the European Union Treaty of Lisbon European Commission European Parliament Council of Europe European Council
EU antitrust regulators delay $130B Dow-DuPont merger
Amy R. ConnollyBRUSSELS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- European Union antitrust regulators delayed review of a proposed $130 billion merger between the Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co.
5 points by UPI | European Union European Commission United Press International Brussels European Council European Parliament International News Service News World Communications