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# 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

# 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

The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland

Are customers some certain countries being charged more?

# european-commission - Monday 27 July, 2015

France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair

The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The EU has started naming and shaming the world's worst tax havens

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

# european-commission - Monday 18 May, 2015

From The42 Embarrassment for Michel Platini as Financial Fair Play rules set to be relaxed Backtracking

Embarrassment for Michel Platini as Financial Fair Play rules set to be relaxed

Because of a litany of pending legal proceedings across various European courts, Uefa president admits FFP regulations’ will be eased’.

# european-commission - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Here's why it's likely you STILL won't be able to watch BBC online in Ireland

The EU wants to overhaul digital markets, but a few key things are off the table.

# european-commission - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Apple could be forced to pay 10 years of back taxes to Ireland

And it’s worried that could take a big bite out of its bottom line.

# european-commission - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

And the tech giant could be slapped with fines worth €6 billion – if the case ever gets that far.

# european-commission - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from? Paddock To Plate This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

# european-commission - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

# european-commission - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

'I do not think allowing Anglo to collapse would have been the right thing to do'

Former IMF and Irish financial official Dónal Donovan gives his 2c at the banking inquiry.

# european-commission - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Ryanair is off the hook for millions in Irish air travel taxes

Low-cost airline: 1. European Commission: 0.

# european-commission - Friday 23 January, 2015

€100 water charges grant WON'T be scrapped, despite EU concerns

The European Commission is concerned about the Government’s revised water charges package.

# european-commission - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Ryanair wins another 'screenscraping' case against a website

The airline has hit out at the sites, asking people to book on its own site.

# european-commission - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

A new survey also revealed the Irish public’s want to increase the budget for foreign aid.

# european-commission - Friday 19 December, 2014

Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill

And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…