The European Commission recently accused Ireland of giving “illegal tax benefits” to Apple. Now, they want Ireland to retroactively charge €13 billion to Apple due to this “unfair” treatment.
This ruling by the European Commission is extremely dangerous. Such an overreach by the EU’s antitrust regulator puts Ireland’s national sovereignty—and the sovereignty of all EU nations—under threat.
According to Greek and Roman mythology, Saturn devoured his own sons. The Commission runs the risk of doing something similar to European nations by taking away their national sovereignty and their opportunity to succeed economically.
Ireland’s policy towards Apple was an intelligent use of tax competition and globalization. Threatening foreign direct investment in Ireland would condemn the country to stagnation and poverty.
We believe that the European Commission should overturn this ruling and immediately abandon their dangerous and damaging tax harmonization policy. The Commission should respect the national sovereignty and economic freedom of all European nations.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/37265/view