Commission 'not making fuss' over Apple tax deadline

Vestager defends €13 billion ruling before Oireachtas finance committee

31st January, 2017
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager addressing the media in Dublin. Pic: RollingNews.ie

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has told an Oireachtas committee that the European Commission is not claiming any authority over how national governments set tax rates or determine their tax systems.

She also told the finance committee that the Commission was “making no fuss” about the passing of a deadline for Ireland to collect the taxes due from Apple, adding that progress was being made.

The commissioner said the rules on state aid...

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