Following the confirmation by Ireland that the full recovery of the illegal State aid granted to Apple has been finalised, the Commission has today decided to withdraw its Court action against Ireland.
On 30 August 2016, the Commission adopted a State aid decision finding that Ireland had granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. The Commission concluded that these tax benefits were illegal under EU State aid rules as they allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax on profits recorded in Ireland than other companies subject to same national taxation laws and ordered Ireland to recover the amount of taxes that should have been paid by Apple.
Today, a new harmonised set of fuel labels will appear across Europe. They will give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles wherever they travel in the EU, helping them avoid misfuelling and informing on the environmental impact of their choice.
The EU 45 stories exhibition will be on display at Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 for the month of October.
- 01/10/2018 to 31/10/2018
The European Commission Representation in Ireland, supported by the European Movement Ireland, is organising a free media workshop in Dublin on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 for third-level students from any background who are thinking about entering the 2019 Student Media Awards (SMEDIAs) in the European Commission category.
The workshop will provide students with a crash course in the EU and current EU issues, as well as advice on researching and writing about EU news.