I fail to see how Amazon has any legal standing to contest the ruling. Legal standing has been denied by the ECJ in far more clear cut cases. Challenges to tax decisions usually also don't stay the requirement to pay unless there is a specific court ruling to that effect.
This advantage will end in 2015 anyway, as from then on the VAT regulation of the country of the buyer will determine the VAT liability.
What we do see here quite clearly are the parasitical policies of some smaller member states of the EU who are setting up themselves as corporate tax havens, though.
Last edited by CommonReader; 10-26-2012 at 08:29 AM.