"The Commission appears to have forgotten about the consumers it is supposed to be helping." so How on Earth letting #Apple not pay fair tax is helping consumers? source : http:/
Corporations, not consummers.
You might argue consummers will win by keeping their job. right. but for how long ?
Look at the #Caterpillar issue in Belgium right now ? 2013 - 2016 millions of € of investment, efforts from all the workers, perfection in everything only to be ditched out like rats by an American Boss in 2016.
Belgium gave millions of € in "interêts notionnels" to Caterpillar, the same kind of "state aid" Apple is getting from Ireland and guess what ? 2000+ layoffs only at Caterpillar, this is going to hit 7000+ people working around services to Caterpillar in the region.
How on earth giving tax ruling advantages is helping consummers ?
Again it's helping corporations.
End of the story !