PARIS, November 18. /TASS/. The protest demonstration was held on Sunday on the Champs Elysees in connection with the opening of a large Apple store intended for retail trade in the French capital with the products of Apple. Share, as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) activists held a major international alterglobalists movement Attac was founded in France in 1998.
“By our actions we want to remind you that this Corporation is one of the first places in the world in the scale of tax evasion,” said AFP official representative of Attac France aurélie Truve. “Most of the funds of the largest in its stock-market capitalization of the Empire is based on the fact that it deprived citizens, particularly the French and citizens of other European countries, billions of dollars by illegal withdrawal of taxed funds. Initially, the money flowed to Ireland, and today are translated in such tax havens as the Isle of Jersey,” added Truve.
She noted, however, that the Elysian fields “have now become the true location of the offices of evading taxes of firms and banks, in addition to Apple because there are fast food restaurant McDonald’s and offices of HSBC. The demonstrators unfurled at the entrance to the Apple Store the banner on which was written: “Apple has spared no effort to hide income in tax haven countries”.
“The President Makron makes rich all new gifts and failed to take adequate measures to prevent illegal withdrawal of funds from taxation, which annually costs the French Treasury of €80 billion, that is, in an amount approximately equal to the budget deficit”, — said a representative of Attac.
During the demonstration, the Corporation has been criticized for the fact that exploits the workers of Asia, not comply with the rules on non-interference in the personal lives of citizens when dealing with their personal data, uses annoying ads.
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