Ian Guider: The commission probe is merely the inevitable

We facilitated a sweetheart deal

17th July, 2016
Did Apple receive a sweetener to set up shop in Ireland? Pic: Getty

It is no exaggeration to say the European Commission’s investigation into whether Apple received a sweetheart deal to let it funnel billions of profits untaxed through Ireland in return for jobs is causing a strain in US and European relations. How could it not be, when you are talking about the world’s biggest company, whose iPhone has become the most successful product of the last decade, which has reinvented the music industry and become a...

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