€13billion Apple tax rebate ‘illogical’ – Hayes

The recent European Commission ruling that Apple should repay €13bn (thirteen billion euro) plus interest to the Irish State is ‘illogical’.So says the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes who was speaking in the European Parliament where the Apple ruling will be debated later today.

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Ireland’s interests not being listened to on Brexit – Carthy

Ireland’s relationship with the UK – and
the situation with Northern Ireland in particular – is being ignored when it
comes to the Brexit negotiations. That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt
Carthy who was speaking in the European Parliament. Mr Carthy’s comments
followed the European Commission President’s State of the Union address to MEPs
this morning. During his speech Mr Juncker referred to the Brexit vote and he warned
that there would be no a la carte access to the Single Market. However, Matt
Carthy says Mr Juncker’s views reflect a lack of understanding of the Irish


Juncker warns EU committed to fighting tax evasion

The President of the European Commissionhas warned that every company whether big or small has to pay its taxes whereit makes its profits. Jean-Claude Juncker made these points during his annual State of the Union Address to the European Parliament this morning. Some MEPs laughed in the Chamber when he referred to the Commission’s efforts to fight tax evasion.