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French court slashes Apple's €1.1b fine to pocket change

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If France is in the Eu

Does Apple have to actually do business in France?

France has to let the free flow of goods from other members. So if Apple closed its retail stores in France and French consumers just bought their iPhones from and all the appStore sales happen in Luxembourg anyway - would France have any power over Apple?

Could this be extended to all the US tech giants just moving to 'accommodating' regulatory regimes in Eire, Luxembourg, Malta etc and tell the various governments to swivel ?

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