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According to the European Commission, Apple made more than €50 Billion over the 2012-2014 period on the European markets. It took advantage of the single market to repatriate all its profits to Ireland, where it negotiated paying less than 0.01% in taxes rather than the 12.5% rate applied to other companies. This is unfair. The… » read more

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Pse play Die Ärzte’s “Schrei nach Liebe” (1993 – 4’13”) when reading this post. This summer, I was surprised by the number of times my son’s Berliner friends were mentioning Chancellor Merkel’s name in their chit-chatting. They explained me that in the Strassendeutsch slang they picked up in Berlin, “zu merkeln” meant something like “not… » read more

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A day in the Life (The Beatles – 1967 – 5’06) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPSR9K7tzPc [Pse play this when reading] Each morning I take 30 minutes to look at the world in general and Europe in particular. Generally before starting to work, unless there is an urgent matter to address – and by 11am as a rule.… » read more

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