Apple accuses EU of exaggerating Ireland’s role in its business
The European Court of General Jurisdiction held the second day of hearings on Apple’s lawsuit against the European Commission, which disputes the decision on a record fine for tax evasion of more than 13 billion euros.
The company said the decision was based on the erroneous idea that Ireland is a key element in Apple’s strategic planning.
According to Reuters, Apple lawyer Daniel Beard (Daniel Beard) continued to insist that the business in Ireland is not significant for the company.
Referring to Tim Cook’s testimony in 2013 on this issue in the US Senate, Beard acknowledged that Ireland is important to the company, but noted that the EU is overestimating its importance.
The European Court of General Jurisdiction is the second most important in the European Union. Therefore, regardless of who wins in this process, the final decision will be made by the Court of Justice of the European Union.