Ireland PM Enda Kenny arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

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On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Ireland PM Enda Kenny said that ‘Ireland’s corporate tax is very clear and transparent and we do not do any special deals with individual companies’. ‘The European Commission has not been in touch with him about Apple’, he added.

EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

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