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BELGIUM

EU denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) denounced Hungary's plan for an internet tax as a new threat to political freedom in the country and also a threat to broader EU economic growth.

29 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Amazon facing EU probe over tax deals

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union has snagged Amazon as the authorities widen their probe into sweetheart tax deals for major multinationals, saying these are unfair to competitors and taxpayers.

8 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The prospect of the European Union accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses. It has also put Dublin back in the spotlight.

1 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union launched a probe to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid.

12 Jun 2014

BELGIUM

New cyber-security plan for EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission on Thursday (7 February) launched a new cyber-security plan, aimed at safeguarding vital information systems and bolstering the bloc's defences against a growing criminal threat.

8 Feb 2013

BELGIUM

Sophisticated cybercrime unit for EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: In a bid to seize the initiative from increasingly sophisticated online criminals, the European Union unveiled a new cybercrime centre on Wednesday (9 January).

10 Jan 2013