The Party of European Socialists fully supports the European Commission's decision to force Ireland to reclaim €13 BN due taxes to Apple.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: "Stepping up our fight against tax avoidance is much needed in Europe. These kind of special deals to attract major companies to one European country among others are illegal, disloyal and deeply destructive for our social welfare systems and the single market. The PES has long condemned this fiscal race to the bottom".
With its progressive reforms, the PES promotes a real alternative to the politics of cuts and lowest social standards.
Gathering measures ranging from decent wages, quality public services, fair taxation, investment in education and clean technology, the PES programme for progressive reforms shapes a new social and economic model that supports growth and jobs, favours environmental, economic and social sustainability and reduces inequalities.
With the Youth Guarantee, we have shown that another kind of reforms is possible, we are now ready to push for more.