EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax is 'total political crap': CEO

September 1, 2016 11:49 AM

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EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax is 'total political crap': CEO

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook described an EU ruling that it must pay a huge tax bill to Ireland as "total political crap", but France joined Germany on Thursday in backing Brussels as transatlantic tensions grow.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager dismissed Cook's broadside, saying the demand for a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) back tax payment was based on the facts.

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