EU takes Ireland to EU justice over 13 billion euro Apple taxation bill

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission pronounced on Wednesday it was holding Ireland to a European Court of Justice for a disaster to redeem adult to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of taxation due from Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

The Commission systematic a U.S. tech hulk in Aug 2016 to compensate a delinquent taxes as it ruled a organisation had perceived bootleg state aid, one of a series of deals a EU has targeted between multinationals and customarily smaller EU states.

“More than one year after a Commission adopted this decision, Ireland has still not recovered a money, also not in part,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager pronounced in a statement.

“We of march know that liberation in certain cases might be some-more formidable than in others, and we are always prepared to assist. But member states need to make sufficient swell to revive competition,” she added.

The Commission pronounced a deadline for Ireland to exercise a preference had been Jan. 3 this year and that, until a support was recovered, a association continued to advantage from an bootleg advantage.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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