The Commission is concerned that a pair of tax rulings by the Netherlands might have given the Swedish company's Dutch division unfair advantage in comparison to other businesses, said a EC press release. The EU will investigate whether the tax affairs of Ikea breach rules by the EU related to state aid. The holding company of IKEA Group, INGKA Holding B.V., as well as a majority of the group functions and management, are based in the Netherlands.
The United States has called on China to cut off oil supplies to North Korea, a move that would deal a crippling blow to its economy. He was quickly contradicted by the White House. "We're still doing the forensic analysis", he added, apparently referring to intelligence agencies' study of imagery of the flight of the missile and its payload, which presumably included a mock warhead.
Simeone was also asked about the future of right-back Sime Vrsaljko, heavily linked with a January move to Napoli, although the Serie A side's president, Aurelio Di Laurentiis, has said a summer move is more likely . The Catalonian's are still searching for their Neymar replacement, and a player with the stature of Griezmann would be just about as good as it gets - and a remarkably simpler transfer than that of summer target Philippe Coutinho.
And networks like NBC, which is owned by Comcast, could potentially work with internet service providers to increase their speeds. This was challenged on the basis that such regulations would hurt further investments in infrastructure for broadband, etc.
This year also marks the ninth consecutive year of increases in holiday travel - since 2005, there's been an increase of more than 25 percent, AAA said. So far this December, the price for gasoline is 28 cents more than it was previous year. This as predictions roll in that holiday travel across the country could set records.
He had sent the letter to Uber's in-house counsel with his allegations about possible criminal activity carried out by the special group in May this year, threatening to sue the company. Importantly, these collection tactics were tasked directly by [former Uber security chief] Sullivan on behalf of Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick. However, Jacobs cast doubt on some of his own claims during a November court appearance.