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Treasury Attacks European Commission on State Aid – What Next?

Volume 3 No 8    /    Read Article

By Kenneth Lobo and Beate Erwin

On August 30, 2016, the European Commission ordered Ireland to claw back €13 billion ($14.5 billion) plus interest from Apple after favorable Irish tax rulings were deemed to be illegal State Aid. The U.S. Treasury Department issued a white paper shortly before the decision staking out the reasons why the European Commission crusade is unjustified, especially in relation to its retroactive effect. This trans-Atlantic conflict is placed in context in an article by Kenneth Lobo and Beate Erwin.    See more →