About: McDonalds

Competition 19-09-2018

McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg ‘not illegal’, Commission says

The European Commission concluded on Wednesday (19 September) that Luxembourg’s tax deal with McDonald’s was not illegal state aid as it did not give the company an unfair advantage, but instead was due to the “mismatch” of US and Luxembourgish tax laws.
Health 30-08-2017

McDonald’s to cut antibiotics, as UN warns of superbug resistance

In light of the EU egg scandal, fast food giant McDonald's plans to phase out antibiotics from its poultry production chain starting in 2018. At the same time, the UN has warned of increased risk of antibiotic resistance from intensive animal farming.
Competition 09-03-2017

Fat rent excesses at McDonald’s should raise EU attention

The European Commission is currently investigating McDonald’s sweetheart tax deals with Luxembourg and other tax arrangements across Europe. It should now also look into how McDonald’s uses its real estate rents to abuse its franchisees and its consumers, writes Harald Wiedenhofer.
Euro & Finance 16-09-2016

Vestager: ‘We have Amazon and McDonald’s in the pipeline’

EXCLUSIVE / Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition Commissioner, has drawn praise and criticism regarding the Ireland-Apple case. In an interview with EURACTIV.fr, she says Ireland’s appeal will actually strengthen the Commission’s case and says more tax rulings are in the pipeline, with Amazon and McDonald's coming next.
Three Italian consumer organisations filed an antitrust complaint against McDonald's this week with the European Commission
Competition 13-01-2016

McDonalds’ most dedicated opponents find allies in Europe

Three Italian consumer organisations filed a complaint on Monday (11 January) alleging American fast food giant McDonald's is abusing its franchises in Europe through restrictive contracts and property rental arrangements.
Euro & Finance 01-04-2015

EU probes Luxembourg on McDonald’s tax avoidance deal

EU antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for information on its tax rulings for McDonald's after labour unions accused the US fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said Tuesday (31 March).
People walk past a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, 20 August. REUTERS
Europe's East 21-08-2014

Russia takes aim at US symbol McDonalds

Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations, but which comes against a backdrop of worsening US-Russian ties over Ukraine.

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