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Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Insecticide-tainted eggs from European poultry farms have now been found in Hong Kong and Switzerland as well as 15 EU countries, the European Commission said on Friday.

EU to slap Google with record fine this week

EU to slap Google with record fine this week

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech giant, sources said.

EU hits Apple with €13bn Irish tax demand

EU hits Apple with €13bn Irish tax demand

The European Commission ordered Apple Inc. to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to €13bn ($14.5bn) on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid.

France to call for halt to talks on EU-US trade deal: minister

France to call for halt to talks on EU-US trade deal: minister

France will ask the European Commission to halt negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, the country's junior minister for trade said Tuesday.

EU proposes new asylum rules to stop migrants crossing Europe

EU proposes new asylum rules to stop migrants crossing Europe

The European Commission proposed more unified EU asylum rules on Wednesday, in a bid to stop people waiting for refugee status moving around the bloc and disrupting its passport-free zone.

New improved EU customs union rules take effect

New improved EU customs union rules take effect

New European Union customs rules designed to simplify life for business while ramping up consumer protection took effect Sunday, the European Commission said.

EU to call for emergency humanitarian aid to Greece

EU to call for emergency humanitarian aid to Greece

The European Union is proposing increased humanitarian aid for Greece, where more than 20,000 refugees and migrants are stuck after borders were tightened along the Balkans preventing them from trekking north to wealthier parts of Europe.