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Cyprus talks 'very last chance': EU`s Juncker

Rival Cypriot leaders meeting in Switzerland are facing "the very last chance" to end the four-decades-old division of Cyprus, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

Ireland claims EU breaching sovereignty in Apple tax ruling

Ireland claims EU breaching sovereignty in Apple tax ruling

Ireland set out its arguments today against a European Commission ruling that tech firm Apple should pay billions in back-taxes to Dublin, claiming the EU executive arm has interfered in state sovereignty.

French in centre-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen

"Political Islam is doing battle against our values. There`s no room for compromise," Fillon said.

Ireland launches appeal against EU Apple tax ruling

Ireland lodged a formal appeal Wednesday against a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple.

Brexit not the end of European Union, Juncker says

Brexit not the end of European Union, Juncker says

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, sought on Wednesday to rally support for the European Union, saying the bloc battered by the UK Brexit referendum was not about to break up despite its existential crisis.

Jean-Claude Juncker to rally divided, post-Brexit EU, push investment

Jean-Claude Juncker to rally divided, post-Brexit EU, push investment

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will try to rally support for the European Union, a project battered by the UK Brexit referendum and divided over the way forward when he makes his annual State of the Union address on Wednesday.

Apple tax ruling made without bias: EU President

Apple tax ruling made without bias: EU President

Defending the European Commission (EC) tax ruling against Apple, EU President Jean-Claude Juncker has termed the decision as "landmark" that was taken "without discrimination and without bias".

 

China's Xi at G20 says world economy at risk, warns against protectionism

China's Xi at G20 says world economy at risk, warns against protectionism

The global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the open of a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations. 

$14.5 billion EU tax ruling on Apple total political crap: Tim Cook

$14.5 billion EU tax ruling on Apple total political crap: Tim Cook

Cook said he would fight closely with Ireland to overturn the ruling, which he said had "no basis in law or in fact".

US slams EU, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

US slams EU, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

The United States is furious at the European Union for handing Apple Inc a $14.5 billion tax demand on Tuesday but EU officials say it was Washington which put them on to the scheme in the first place.

EU hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand

EU hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand

The European Commission ordered Apple Inc to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid.

US warns EU ahead of Apple tax evasion ruling

US warns EU ahead of Apple tax evasion ruling

As Brussels is slated to deliver a verdict next month on Apple and other US companies for evading billions of pounds in taxes, the US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission (EU) about taking such action.

EU proposes more common asylum rules to limit refugees' movement

The European Commission proposed to harmonise further EU asylum rules.

EU`s Juncker criticises `sad heroes of Brexit`

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker sharply criticised politicians Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as the "sad heroes" of Brexit who resigned instead of leading Britain through the EU exit they campaigned for.

EU`s Juncker says Britain doesn`t have `months to meditate`

Britain does not have "months to meditate" on the next steps following the Brexit vote, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday.

Brexit will greatly weaken EU, says European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic

Brexit will greatly weaken EU, says European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic

Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) will greatly weaken the bloc, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic has said here.

As Britain braces for Brexit vote, EU warns 'out is out'; opinion polls put 'Leave' and 'Remain' camps neck and neck

As Britain braces for Brexit vote, EU warns 'out is out'; opinion polls put 'Leave' and 'Remain' camps neck and neck

If Britons do vote in favour of Brexit, Britain would become the first nation to exit the European Union bloc in its 60-year history.

EU calls for free passage through South China Sea

Countries must be free to pass through the South China Sea, the European Commission said on Wednesday, in its first diplomatic admonishment of Beijing after Chinese jets intercepted a U.S. military plane over the contested waters last month.

Brexit: Out is out, European Union warns Britain

Brexit: Out is out, European Union warns Britain

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker insisted on Wednesday that there would be no renegotiations with Britain following its membership referendum.

Top EU leaders to meet after Brexit vote

The three top European Union leaders will hold a special meeting in Brussels the day after Britain`s referendum on membership in the bloc, the European Commission confirmed on Friday.