Saturday

23rd Sep 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.

Analysis

Merkel-Macron: An EU motor in the making

Merkel's re-election is expected to revive the Franco-German EU motor, but the German leader and France's new ruler are still searching for a common vision.

Hungary and Poland defy EU authority

Hungary and Poland have said they "don't want a mixed population", amid a tug-of-war with the Commission on migrants and rule of law.

Quiet showdown in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets, in protest against the Spanish government's efforts to prevent the independence referendum. Both sides know that violence would go against their cause.

News in Brief

  1. Dutch state appeals ban on taking air-polluting measures
  2. May proposes 2-year transition period after Brexit
  3. May to call on EU's 'sense of responsibility'
  4. Catalonia has 'contingency plans' for independence vote
  5. Last German polls confirm Merkel's lead
  6. EU to step up sanctions on North Korea
  7. Tusk calls 'euro summit' in December
  8. Report: May to seek two-year EU transition

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