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    • Apple wins battle with EU over €13bn in taxes

      Apple wins battle with EU over €13bn in taxes

      Apple won a landmark court case on Wednesday against the European Commission over a dispute concerning €13bn ($14.9bn) in Irish taxes, news wires reported. The Luxembourg-based General Court decided that the European Commission did not prove that the Irish government had given the US tech giant a tax advantage.

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    • EU court delivers Nord Stream 2 further blow

      EU court delivers Nord Stream 2 further blow

      Europe’s second highest court has rejected a challenge by the operators of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines against EU gas rules, saying it was up individual member states to enforce them, news wires repported. The Nord Stream 2 operating company had said the EU rules, which require separate companies to build, operate and own pipelines, would weaken the basis for funding the project, and turned to the courts to annul a relevant EU gas directive amendment adopted last year.

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    • EU court will not settle Croatia-Slovenia border dispute

      EU court will not settle Croatia-Slovenia border dispute

      The European Union’s top court ruled on Friday that it had no jurisdiction to settle a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, news wires reported. Slovenia had argued that its fellow EU member could be sued under EU law because it was not implementing a 2017 border ruling by the intergovernmental Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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    • Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple challenged a €13bn tax charge from the European Commission in the EU’s second-highest court on Tuesday, escalating the landmark tax fight between the iPhone maker and EU regulator. According to a company's statement, the bloc's order obliging it to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense."

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    • EU court rejects Hamas challenge over terrorist listing

      EU court rejects Hamas challenge over terrorist listing

      The EU's General Court on Wednesday rejected a challenge by Hamas against its 2015 listing as a terrorist organization, a decision that made the Palestinian Islamist group liable to EU sanctions, news wires reported. The EU first included Hamas on its terrorist list in late 2001, which resulted in the freezing of assets owned in the bloc. The movement, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, has repeatedly contested the EU's listing decisions.

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