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Ireland's new Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, has described the EU's demand for the collection of up to EUR13bn (15.3bn) in "unpaid" taxes from Apple as unjustified, according to reports. Read Full Story
The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have each approved proposals to link their emissions trading systems, meaning formal signature of a new agreement could take place by the end of the year. Read Full Story
On August 11, the European Commission announced the launch of a new anti-dumping investigation into truck and bus tire imports from China. Read Full Story
The Irish Government is said to be nearing a deal with Apple that would protect the state from any losses that could arise while it holds in escrow the "state aid" money the EU has ordered the tech giant to pay back. Read Full Story
EU finance ministers are to discuss a joint proposal from France and Germany on the taxation of home-sharing platforms, according to reports. Read Full Story
The European Commission has proposed that the EU Council should extend the current derogation for Lithuania that allows the country to set its value-added tax registration threshold at EUR45,000 (USD53,300). Read Full Story
Business group Ibec has said that the Irish Government must "Brexit proof" its 2018 Budget, improve its foreign direct investment model, and implement a range of tax reforms to compete with the UK. Read Full Story
The Irish Government has said that it is "fully committed" to ensuring the swift recovery of the sums involved in the Apple state aid case, but confirmed that the "precise terms" of the escrow fund are still being negotiated. Read Full Story
New chemical markers intended to be used in gas oil (diesel) and kerosene in the EU are more resilient to fraud than the one currently applied, and introducing a new marker might cost less than member states currently lose in tax revenues, a new EU report says. Read Full Story
The European Commission has launched a consultation on proposals for a tool that would allow the systematic exchange of customs-related information with third countries. Read Full Story
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