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# european-commission - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

# european-commission - Monday 10 July, 2017

'These investigations could seriously alter the motor insurance landscape in Ireland'

This is an exceptionally worrying time for those companies implicated in these investigations, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

# european-commission - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover

The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

# european-commission - Monday 1 May, 2017

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"

Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.

# european-commission - Friday 7 April, 2017

Simon Coveney says water committee seems to be moving in 'extremely worrying' direction

The minister has said some of the wording agreed by the committee is “deeply ambiguous” and at odds with the EU.

# european-commission - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country

Critics say the current rules are an incentive for so-called benefits tourism.

# european-commission - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# european-commission - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple

The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.

# european-commission - Friday 11 November, 2016

Ryanair ordered to pay back €2 million illegal state aid to Austrian airport

The EU Commission found that some funding provided to the airline breached its rules.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Calls to give free Interrail passes to all European 18-year-olds as birthday presents

The proposal is being put forward by Manfred Weber of the European People’s Party (EEP), the party in Europe aligned with Fine Gael.

# european-commission - Monday 19 September, 2016

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals

Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.

# european-commission - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Call for more monitoring of super trawlers after dolphin deaths

Irish MEP Seán Kelly said people who break rules should be “dealt with”.

# european-commission - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# european-commission - Saturday 10 September, 2016

The race for the €13 billion: Spain, Austria and Italy chase a slice of the Apple pie

Heavily-indebted Spain, which is under threat of an EU fine for breaking spending rules, said it was urgently seeking how much Apple may have denied Spanish taxpayers.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Taoiseach went on the US news to defend the Apple tax appeal

Sweetheart deals are “not the way we do business here,” he said.

# european-commission - Sunday 4 September, 2016

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

# european-commission - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime Apple Tax This post contains videos

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# european-commission - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan requires Cabinet consent to allow Ireland to appeal the European Commission’s recent ruling.

# european-commission - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

# european-commission - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes

The transatlantic dogfight over multinationals’ profit-shifting continues to heat up.

# european-commission - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From The42 From Celtic to Salzburg, here's who Dundalk could face next in the Champions League European Commission

# european-commission - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# european-commission - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Looking for a job? Graduates are being urged to think about training at the EU

There are around 1,200 jobs in total.

# european-commission - Thursday 14 July, 2016

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend

Businesses are increasingly viewing the homeless crisis in Ireland as an obstacle to economic growth.

# european-commission - Monday 27 June, 2016

Ryanair cancels 166 flights (including 12 in Dublin) over French strike action

Ryanair cancels 166 flights (including 12 in Dublin) over French strike action

Some 30,000 customers will have their flights cancelled tomorrow.

# european-commission - Thursday 2 June, 2016

European Commission confirms its view that we are no longer exempt from water charges

The “Irish exemption” ended when we introduced water charges, the European Commission has told TheJournal.ie.

# european-commission - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Is Ireland set to go to war with the European Commission over water charges?

The Commission today issued a statement apparently saying that Ireland is no longer exempt from water charges.

# european-commission - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland right to introduce health warnings on alcohol products?

11 EU countries have cried foul at the previous government’s plans to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles.

# european-commission - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 Foley names Munster side that'll aim to secure Champions Cup qualification European Commission

Foley names Munster side that'll aim to secure Champions Cup qualification

Dave Kilcoyne will make his 100th appearance as Munster bring their season to an end against the Scarlets.

# european-commission - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Google's latest EU headache could end up affecting how your phone operates

The European Commission has accused Android of abusing its own dominant position to promote its own services.

# european-commission - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

It is estimated that “aggressive corporate tax planning” leads to an annual loss of tax revenue to the EU of around €50 to €70 billion.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Why did Europe delay a report that criticised Ireland until after the election?

It says it did not want to be seen to be interfering.

# european-commission - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Europe says it's OK for the boss to snoop on your private messages at work

The ruling comes after a Romanian engineer was fired over private Yahoo Messenger chats.

# european-commission - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

EU to Ireland: We’re not stopping you from dredging

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

# european-commission - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore ‘shot at dawn’

Gilmore has suggested he was thrown to the wolves by his former deputy upon stepping down as Labour leader in July 2014.

# european-commission - Monday 14 September, 2015

Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.

# european-commission - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From Business ETC The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland Consumer Rights

The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland

Are customers some certain countries being charged more?

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