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Or might be that they think the EU would slap them with a tax on their EU turnover if they did.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2016 at 06:00:43 AM EST
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Does the EU have any power to tax companies directly? And would the EU not be guilty of selective enforcement if they applied a law to Apple alone?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2016 at 10:55:23 AM EST
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I am pretty certain that the particular agency of the EU Commission which Margrethe Vestager heads does not have that power. Her agency's power is limited to enforcing specific aspects of tax and trade policies on specific companies and their deals with specific countries.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2016 at 01:21:23 PM EST
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Money laundering enforcement at the external border is a federal competence.

And the money laundering rules are fun, if you can make them stick.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 2nd, 2016 at 05:46:48 PM EST
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