The European Union's top competition regulator stood by herdecision to demand more than $14 billion in tax repayments fromApple Inc. and tweeted that she may investigate other major U.S.companies, ahead of meetings with officials in Washington.

Margrethe Vestager, the EU's commissioner for competition, metMonday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew; Federal TradeCommission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez; Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah,chairman of the Finance Committee; and other key lawmakers.

Hatch said Vestager failed to make “an effective case for thishighly politicized ruling rooted in an erroneous interpretation oflaw.”

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