EC president accused of hypocrisy over Luxembourg tax schemes

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Margaret Hodge, the British scourge of corporate tax evasion, has accused the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, of hypocrisy and demanded he explain whether he personally authorised tax avoidance schemes that were rife in Luxembourg during his premiership of the principality.

Google may face $6bn EU anti-trust fine

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Google’s anti-trust row with the European commission could turn into a case bigger than the one that cost Microsoft more than €2.2bn (£1.7bn), the outgoing competition commissioner warned on Tuesday.