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Lately, the European commission has been preparing two highly controversial anti-monopoly cases. Not only the silicon valley giant Google is under investigation, but also the North Pole giant Santa Claus. The European commission will investigate the allegations presented by Christkind and The Three Kings that allegedly reveal the dark side of Santa. The complaints focus on the way Santa’s collaboration with Coca-Cola has monopolised the advertising world. Moreover, the claims also suggest that the different names used by Santa over the years, such as Saint Nicholas, Jultomten and others, might have been used for tax-evasion purposes. The European commission is committed to look into Santa’s corporate tax arrangements in order to eliminate any traces of suspicion. Santa has so far declined to make any public statements.