EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: said Apple inquiry will be completed before any investigation into LuxLeaks revelations begins. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The European Commission’s investigation into the Irish Government’s tax arrangements with Apple should be completed by the second quarter of next y(...)

Twenty years ago this month, the first Eurostar service left London’s Waterloo station for Paris. The service still its challenges as many of the carriages feel dated, while wifi is not available. Photograph: Reuters

Zipping through the sedate countryside of northern Belgium, the distinctive blue and yellow blur of the Eurostar can be seen, darting through the tunn(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan called on the United States to spell out its priorities regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Ireland is to receive more than €3.3 billion in structural funding from the European Union over the next six years, commissioner Phil Hogan announced (...)

Dutch investigators work at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

in Brussels The European Union agreed to add new names to its sanction list at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels yesterday but stopped sh(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi said today that when the controversial ’Trichet’ letters were sent, the ECB was providing liquidity to the Irish banking system equivalent to 85 per cent of Irish GDP.  Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has said the ECB will not formally participate in the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, as he defended th(...)

The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anti-water charges campaigner and Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has defended the weekend’s protest in Tallaght as “exceptionally peaceful”. The Social(...)

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker: insisted that he had acted within national and international law over the Lux leaks scandal. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Almost a week after the Luxembourg Leaks scandal revealed that 343 companies reduced their tax bills through agreements with Luxembourg, the man who (...)

 European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker: announced plans to progress legislation on a common EU corporate tax base: “If we can reach an agreement on that . . . then many problems will disappear.”

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is expected to come under renewed pressure from Brussels, after the European Commission announced a series of sweepi(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is calling for fundamental changes to EU free movement rules and caps on immigrants that can never be delivered. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

As the controversy over the Luxembourg Leaks scandal continued to overshadow Jean-Claude Juncker’s first 10 days as European Commission president, (...)

‘Hidden Taxes: the EU’s Role in Supporting an Unjust Global Tax System’, compares the tax systems of 15 EU member states, with Ireland scoring poorly on all areas.

The European Union should introduce a centralised public register revealing the identities of beneficial owners of companies and trusts, according (...)