Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

German satirist: EU should expel Ireland over Apple tax

German satirist and MEP Martin Sonneborn told the EU parliament Thursday that the EU should expel Ireland if it refused to take €13 billion in taxes from US firm Apple that the European Commission has said it should repay. "Take the money and run. [The] €13 billion will buy you many, many iPhones. This will generate more tax income for Ireland. Then you can buy even more iPhones", he said.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

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