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#European Commission

# european-commission - Saturday 10 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 4:06 PM 26,994 Views 85 Comments

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
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

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

Sep 7th 2016, 7:16 PM 16,986 Views 96 Comments

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
# Appletax
# Appletax

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

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 24,825 Views 75 Comments

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
# Apple Tax

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

Sep 2nd 2016, 7:02 PM 40,360 Views 240 Comments

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
# Appletax
# Appletax

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

Aug 31st 2016, 9:48 AM 12,846 Views 106 Comments

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
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

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

Aug 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 14,021 Views 71 Comments

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
# Policy
# Policy

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

Aug 25th 2016, 3:07 PM 26,653 Views 73 Comments

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

# european-commission - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 3rd 2016, 12:28 PM 31,808 Views 52 Comments

They’re not finished yet.

# european-commission - Sunday 31 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 36,895 Views 140 Comments

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
# We Want EU
# We Want EU

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

Jul 27th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,953 Views 27 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jul 14th 2016, 6:03 AM 17,879 Views 58 Comments

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

Jun 27th 2016, 5:11 PM 29,843 Views 5 Comments

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
# Established Practices
# Established Practices

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

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:02 PM 35,370 Views 289 Comments

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?
# Water Fight
# Water Fight

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

May 31st 2016, 8:17 PM 41,524 Views 217 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 29th 2016, 9:44 AM 21,170 Views 118 Comments

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

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

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

May 6th 2016, 12:16 PM 8,542 Views 12 Comments

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
# System Error
# System Error

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

Apr 20th 2016, 12:51 PM 13,164 Views 25 Comments

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
# New Proposals
# New Proposals

The EU is planning a serious clampdown on multinational tax planning

Apr 12th 2016, 9:32 AM 9,015 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Capital Spending
# Capital Spending

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

Mar 1st 2016, 3:15 PM 36,207 Views 106 Comments

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
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

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

Jan 13th 2016, 1:37 PM 16,263 Views 45 Comments

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
# Flooding
# Flooding

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

Jan 5th 2016, 1:58 PM 25,371 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Et Tu Joanie?
# Et Tu Joanie?

Joan Burton has spoken about having Eamon Gilmore 'shot at dawn'

Nov 3rd 2015, 10:30 AM 15,086 Views 61 Comments

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?
# Schengen Agreement
# Schengen Agreement

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

Sep 14th 2015, 3:32 PM 19,367 Views 109 Comments

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
# Consumer Rights
# Consumer Rights

The European Union has a bone to pick with Disneyland

Jul 29th 2015, 7:21 AM 21,324 Views 34 Comments

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
# State Aid
# State Aid

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

Jul 27th 2015, 3:15 PM 17,204 Views 3 Comments

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
# Tax Dodgers Paradise
# Tax Dodgers Paradise

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

Jun 17th 2015, 6:14 PM 38,928 Views 43 Comments

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

# european-commission - Monday 18 May, 2015

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

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

May 18th 2015, 3:31 PM 5,638 Views 10 Comments

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
# Sherlock Blocked
# Sherlock Blocked

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

May 6th 2015, 3:08 PM 19,028 Views 38 Comments

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
# A Big Bite
# A Big Bite

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

Apr 30th 2015, 10:46 AM 20,849 Views 103 Comments

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
# Dominant Position
# Dominant Position

The EU is charging Google with abuse of power

Apr 15th 2015, 1:01 PM 9,894 Views 25 Comments

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
# Paddock To Plate

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

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,715 Views 32 Comments

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
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

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

Feb 21st 2015, 7:55 PM 22,342 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Too Big To Fail
# Too Big To Fail

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

Feb 18th 2015, 5:16 PM 14,925 Views 46 Comments

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
# Keepsies No Backsies
# Keepsies No Backsies

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

Feb 5th 2015, 12:09 PM 15,369 Views 18 Comments

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

# european-commission - Friday 23 January, 2015

€100 water charges grant WON'T be scrapped, despite EU concerns
# NOT GONNA HAPPEN
# NOT GONNA HAPPEN

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:15 AM 12,912 Views 149 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Ryanair wins another 'screenscraping' case against a website

Jan 15th 2015, 6:38 PM 21,458 Views 14 Comments

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?
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Should Ireland give more money to those in need abroad?

Jan 13th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,178 Views 55 Comments

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
# Open All Hours
# Open All Hours

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

Dec 19th 2014, 1:38 PM 9,887 Views 34 Comments

And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…

# european-commission - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges
# Aint Gonna Happen
# Aint Gonna Happen

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Dec 18th 2014, 8:30 PM 9,016 Views 77 Comments

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

One in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet

Dec 17th 2014, 9:25 AM 5,427 Views 26 Comments

65% of Irish people said they use the internet every day.