Inc. is among 11 companies that will be questioned by European Union lawmakers next week about low-tax deals as the Internet retailing giant awaits a decision from antitrust regulators on its fiscal pact with Luxembourg.

Barclays Plc and McDonald's Corp. are also among firms that will appear at a meeting of the European Parliament's special tax committee on Nov. 16, the panel's secretariat said Tuesday in an email. An earlier hearing was scuttled when nearly all the corporate invitees turned lawmakers down.

The Parliament "can be credible and achieve what it wants when it shows its teeth," said Sylvie Goulard, a French member of the pro-business Liberals in the EU assembly. "But let's be realistic: we shall wait and see what the companies will tell us."

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