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Euro Trip To Hell

Silicon Valley’s problems with EU regulators and individual countries are just beginning, and its impolitic M.O. isn’t helping

Outside the gated, 19th century building that serves as Google’s French headquarters in downtown Paris, there’s a placard that reads “I’m Feeling Lucky,” a wink to the company’s home page. The irony couldn’t have been lost on government authorities when they walked by in May, on their way to raid Google as part of a tax-avoidance investigation.

Good fortune is in short supply these days for Silicon Valley companies doing business in the European Union, home

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