- The European Commission has requested more information from Poland's new conservative government regarding its controversial legislation to change the country's constitutional court. *
The EC will also examine a law passed by the Law and Justice party controlled legislature that weakens independence at public service broadcasters.
In a televised address on Tuesday, Polish PM Beata Szydlo said her government would not give up on 'repairing the state'. *
The EC said on Monday that an 'excess profit' tax mechanism used by 35 multinational companies in Belgium was in breach of EU state aid rules. *
The Commission has ordered Belgium to recover the unpaid taxes, which it says amount to some €700 million.
Johan Van Overtveldt, Belgium's finance minister, said the country's government would not rule out an appeal and noted that no excess profit rulings had been issued since February 2015. *
The EC continues to investigate tax arrangements between Ireland and Apple, Luxembourg and Apple and the Netherlands and McDonalds.