Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, whose government has welcomed a European Court of Justice opinion on benefit payments to non-British nationals. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has received a boost ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum after the European Court of Justice advised in a leg(...)

 European commissioner in charge of economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovici:   “Today’s agreement means an end to obscure tax agreements between companies and authorities which can facilitate tax abuse.” Photograph: Julien Warnand

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed a new agreement on tax rulings “a first victory” in the “revolution in tax transparency” on Tuesday, as EU fin(...)

Max Shrems: Not an irritant but a canary in the Irish data mine. Photo AFP / Christian Bruna

If you knew a harbour was unsafe, would you anchor your boat there? Probably not. If the harbour authorities knew of safety issues yet kept silent an(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain 3:13

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Willie Slattery worked for the Central Bank of Ireland for 23 years until 1996. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irishman Willie Slattery is to step down as an executive vice president of State Street Corporation at the end of this year. He has been based in Lond(...)

Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, said he expects to open negotiations on debt relief by the end of the year. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos will meet his euro zone counterparts next Monday for the first time since his country’s September 20th genera(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel believes Syrian president Bassar al-Assad should be included in the peace efforts. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

A durable solution is still required for the refugee crisis, German chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday, despite EU leaders agreeing to a package(...)

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has said the mass transfer of EU user data to the US by companies such as Facebook contradicts E(...)

Opatovac: During a visit to the camp  Croatia’s interior minister Ranko Ostojic assured refugees that they would only be kept there ‘for a short time’. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Hungary has given its army broad powers to stop migrants entering the country, intensifying a security crackdown on asylum seekers ahead of today’s m(...)