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EU: Competition chief postpones trip to China

 |  October 14, 2015

Europe’s antitrust chief has postponed a two-day official visit to Beijing to deal with pressing issues in Brussels, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager had been due to fly to China after the weekly meeting of the European Commission on Wednesday to meet her Chinese counterparts.

“Due to important matters requiring her presence and full attention in Brussels the Commissioner will have to postpone the visit to China,” her spokesman Ricardo Cardoso said in an email. “A new date for a visit is being identified.”

Cardoso declined to comment on the important matters that had prompted the postponement.

Vestager’s pipeline of cases includes investigations into sweetheart tax arrangements used by Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands, and Amazon and Fiat in Luxembourg.

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