Apple and EU Clash in Public Ahead of Court Fight Over Tax Bill

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Source: Bloomberg, December 2, 2016

The EU’s August decision is “seriously flawed” and implies Apple products such as its best-selling smartphones are designed in the Irish city of Cork, rather than the U.S., a lawyer for the California-based tech giant argued during a state-aid conference in Copenhagen Friday. An EU official hit back, saying the company was creating a “very nice tax story.”

Ireland last month filed its appeal against the EU decision after Finance Minister Michael Noonan repeatedly said that the country “fundamentally disagrees” with the commission’s analysis and was left with no choice than to go to court.

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