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Vestager fails on the world's biggest stage with Apple tax case

Adrian Weckler


Commissioner's 'erroneous assessments' dismissed by court

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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager leaves the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager leaves the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager leaves the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

It's hard to imagine a bigger rejection of the European Commissioner's case against Apple and Ireland in the world's biggest, most public tax trial.

Europe's second-highest court ruled that the Commission got their €13bn case completely wrong. It dismissed the Commission's "erroneous assessments of normal taxation under the Irish tax law applicable...[and] erroneous assessments of the activities within the Apple Group".


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