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Apple CEO Tim Cook heads to Ireland to pick up an award for investing in the country

In 2016, the EU ordered Apple to pay the Irish government $14.4 billion to compensate for the alleged illegal state aid it had received.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says monopolies aren’t bad if they aren’t abused

In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday, the Apple CEO denied that Apple had a monopoly in any sector.
Margrethe Vestager.

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager doesn’t want to break up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook

She's worried that by chopping off one head, seven more will grow back, meaning that by breaking them up "you just have many more problems."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The EU is reportedly investigating Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency over antitrust concerns

Another day, another Facebook antitrust inquiry — this time, over Libra, its big play for cryptocurrency.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple made $156 million from the rival music streaming service trying to tear up its app business

Apple lost out on around $98 million thanks to Spotify circumventing the App Store.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, which laid off 190 people from its self-driving car team earlier this month.

Spotify just painted a big target on Apple’s back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it

An antitrust investigation into Apple could lead to a big fine, hamper its business, and sully its reputation.
European wines are now cheaper in Japan.

Tokyo shoppers get big bargains on French and Italian wine on Day 1 of ‘cars-for-cheese’ trade pact

The largest ever bilateral trade deal kicks in on Friday, eliminating almost all tariffs between economies that make up about a third of global GDP.
A yacht in Malta, one of the countries that the EU is examining in its report on "citizenship for sale."

The sale of passports to the super wealthy gives free reign to mobsters and money launderers, Europe warns

Some 20 EU countries, including the UK, Portugal and Spain, offer some level of residency to wealthy non-citizens in return for large investments.