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Good Friday means EU citizenship for Northern Irish citizens – Carthy

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says the Scottish government has been much more forceful than Ireland in making the case to remain within the EU. The majority of people in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU during the Brexit referendum. However Matt Carthy says the Scots are showing much more […]

Huge ‘burden of proof’ on EU Commission to prove Apple ruling

The European Commission has a huge burdenof proof to make to support its ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal tax benefits. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  This afternoon MEPs will debate the recent Apple tax ruling with the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe […]

€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. Out words: of that Dur: 00:41 

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 […]

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 […]

European Parliament to debate Apple tax ruling – Hayes

The recent Apple Tax ruling by the European Commission will be debated today in the European Parliament. The Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager – who announced the ruling – will be discussing her decision with MEPs. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says there’s a danger the ruling will create unnecessary economic uncertainty in Europe. Out […]

European Ombudsman calls on EU Commission to thoroughly deal with Barroso appointment

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly iscalling on the European Commission to thoroughly deal with the appointment of aformer Commission President to the banking giant Goldman Sachs. There wasoutrage in some quarters when Jose-Manuel Barroso was appointed as an adviserand non-executive chairman to Goldman Sachs. The European CommissionPresident Jean-Claude Juncker has now referred the issue of […]

Barroso appointment to Goldman Sachs matter of public trust – O’Reilly

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly saysthe appointment of the former EU Commission president Jose-Manuel Barroso to Goldman Sachs raises a number of ethical questions. Ms O’Reilly recently raised Barroso’s appointment with the current EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.This followed widespread concerns about Barroso’s appointment to Goldman Sachs as an adviser and non-executive chairman. Mr Juncker […]