Sunday

11th Dec 2016

Ticker

EU mocks commissioner-turned-lobbyist on Apple ruling

EU commission spokesman Schinas refuted Friday former digital commissioner Kroes's criticism of the decision that Apple must pay Ireland €13bn in taxes. “We understand that it may be sometimes challenging to reconcile the role as a former commissioner with the temptation to publicly express the views of those in Silicon Valley or elsewhere who oppose the commission's decisions." Since leaving office, Kroes has started working for US tech companies.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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