The European Commission is the executive of the European Union and promotes its general interest.
The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, as it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
The College of Commissioners meets on 30-31 August for its yearly seminar. The main purpose is to prepare for the 2016 State of the Union speech that President Juncker will deliver at the European Parliament on 14 September.
In a joint letter to Heads of State and Government of the European Union, Presidents Juncker and Tusk highlight the key issues to be discussed at the G20 summit in Hangzhou (China) on 4 and 5 September 2016.