European Union

Breaking News about European Union:

Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

Oct 13 2014 7:28pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

After pressure from the European Union's antitrust watchdog, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophol ...
Full article at: Apple Insider
 

 

Apple and Samsung Pushing EU for Restricting Patent Troll’s Power

Source: Apple Balla | Feb 25 2014, 12:43pm CST | by Ehsanul Haque Kanan

Apple and Samsung Pushing EU for Restricting Patent Troll’s Power
Apple and Samsung pushed their past rivalry aside, as they decide to join in a group of 19 companies to send a letter to the EU with a view to restricting the patent trolling power
Read more
 

Read More European Union Stories

 

Replacement of conventional lighting with LED picks up pace in US, Europe

Oct 13 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Digitimes

As power utilities in the US have offered subsidies for LED lighting products with Energy Star certification and the European Union will lower RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive maximum mercury content from 5mg to 3mg for conventional lamps of below 30W by the end of 2017, the replacement of conventional lighting with LED lighting has picked up speed in the US and Europe ...
Full article at: Digitimes
 

 

Amazon also facing tax showdown with European Union regulatory agency

Oct 7 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: MacNN

Similar to Apple's arrangement in Ireland, Amazon has a special, and legal, tax arrangement with Luxembourg. Amazon's, like Apple's, is now under fire by the European Commission for corporate tax avoidance. The European Commission is claiming that despite its legality, a favorable tax rate deal with Amazon's own patent holding company in Luxembourg violates European Union ru ...
Full article at: MacNN
 

 

Latest stories

27-Inch iMac Teardown Shows Similar Components to the Previous Version
27-Inch iMac Teardown Shows Similar Components to the Previous Version
The 27-inch Retina iMac possess identical internal construction of the previous generation model | by Ehsanul Haque Kanan
 
Apple Aiming For Bigger Sales With The iPad Mini
Apple Aiming For Bigger Sales With The iPad Mini
The company isn’t only trying to sell the cheaper iPad after all | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
 
HomeKit Likely To See Release In 2015
HomeKit Likely To See Release In 2015
So far Apple has been silent about their smart home platform | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
 
 

European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

Sep 30 2014 5:13am CDT | Source: Apple Insider

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state and could therefore be viewed as illega ...
Full article at: Apple Insider
 

 

EU plans to publish details of Apple’s alleged tax evasion

Sep 29 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Regulators are set to break down the reason tax deals given to Apple in Ireland violate EU laws, according to people familiar with the matter. The European Commission began formal investigations into the tax avoidance issue ba ...
Full article at: Cult of Mac
 

 

Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations

Sep 29 2014 3:02am CDT | Source: GigaOm: Apple

Back in June, the European Commission started sniffing around Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, to see whether the Irish government’s acceptance of the firm’s elaborate tax avoidance tricks amounted to unlawful state aid. According to a Sunday Financial Times report, the Commission now has its preliminary […] Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014 ...
Full article at: GigaOm: Apple
 

 

EU to report findings on Apple, Ireland tax details this week

Sep 28 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: MacNN

A report from the European Union that investigated tax deals between Apple and Ireland could be coming as soon as tomorrow. The European Commission will offering its findings from its formal investigation that was launched in June, showing that Apple benefited from illegal state aid from the Iri ...
Full article at: MacNN
 

 

60 percent of apps fail basic privacy tests, finds international cross-governmental study

Sep 12 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

A review of 1,211 apps carried out by a coalition of privacy officials across 19 countries found that 60 percent of them failed at least one basic privacy test, reports the WSJ. The officials found that 60% of apps raised privacy concerns, based on three criteria: They did not disclose how they used personal information; they required that the user give up an excessive amount of personal data as a condition of downloading the app; and their privacy policies were rendered in type to ...
Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 

Read More European Union Stories


Archive


 

Latest from the Network

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US offers $45 mn bounty for eight terror leaders
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The US said Tuesday it is offering rewards totalling up to 45 million dollars for information on eight key leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist organisation. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UNSC extends peacekeeping mission's term in Abyei
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan. In an unanimously adopted resolution, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. "Quite frankly, ladies and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Turkey, Singapore sign strategic partnership agreement
Ankara, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkey and Singapore have signed a strategic partnership agreement to boost economic, political and cultural cooperation, as well as security collaboration, during the official visit of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Christina Aguilera is returning to 'The Voice' USA
Christina Aguilera will return to 'The Voice' USA next year. The 'Your Body' hitmaker, who previously shared a rotating spot on the judging panel with Shakira, has been replaced by Gwen Stefani this season as she is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kesha's music producer hits back
Kesha is being countersued by her record company boss, Dr. Luke. The 41-year-old music producer, who runs Kemosabe Records, claims the 27-year-old 'Tik Tok' singer is a liar and is trying to extort him after she accused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jason Derulo won't get back together with Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo insists his split from Jordin Sparks is permanent. The 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker, who recently ended his relationship with the 'No Air' singer after three years of dating, has ruled out getting back together...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Josh Groban feels 'very lucky' to be dating Kat Dennings
Josh Groban feels ''very lucky'' to be dating Kat Dennings. The 'Brave' hitmaker was very nervous before singing in front of the '2 Broke Girls' actress for the first time at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the harrowing stories of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla