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.

After a two-day meeting of EU ministers in Bratislava, Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem urged the US technology giant to “get ready” to pay up.

“International tax loopholes are a thing of the past,” said Dijsselbloem, stressing that corporations were obliged to pay taxes in a fair way.

The EU must be sure that international corporations pay the right tax at the right place, according to British Chancellor Philip Hammond.’

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