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1/28/16

Britain: EU competition chief says she′s prepared to investigate UK Google Sweatheart tax deal

European Competition Comissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday she would consider investigating the much-touted deal, which was announced in the UK last Friday.

Google said it would pay 130 million pounds ($185 million, 170 million euros) in back taxes, in a deal hailed as a major win by Prime Minister David Cameron's government.

However, the opposition Labour Party, among others, has been critical of the deal, saying it was a paltry sum for the company to pay. A spokesman for the Scottish National Party said it had sent a letter to the EU requesting a probe into the deal on Wednesday.

Read more: EU competition chief says she′s prepared to investigate UK Google tax deal | News | DW.COM | 28.01.2016

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