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Forbidden fruits

Published on 13 September 2016 at 19:50

The European Commission's order for Apple to repay Ireland €13 billion of undue tax benefits, issued on 30 August, provoked a shockwave through Europe, as did Ireland's appeal. Many believe the fine will bring to an end fiscal dumping dispensed by Ireland – but also by other countries, like the Netherlands or Luxembourg – and pave the way for fiscal harmonisation through Europe.

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