EU Competition Watchdog Examining Trade Union Claims of McDonald's Tax Irregularities

The European Union's competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's in its sights. The EU's executive Commission is examining allegations by trade unions that McDonald's has made unfair tax deals in Luxembourg. The move is one of a series in the wake of the so-called LuxLeaks allegations about sweet deals for multinationals with offices in Luxembourg. The Commission opened tax probes last year into Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Amazon in Luxemburg.