European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The commission is proposing that a mandatory common corporate tax base be introduced on a staged basis. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Commission is to propose a mandatory common corporate tax base next month as part of a wide-ranging clampdown on corporate tax avoidance.(...)

The ABP Group, one of Europe’s largest beef processing businesses, is headquartered in Ardee, Co Louth, and has operating plants in Ireland, the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria and Spain

Silverbirch Investments SA, a Luxembourg company associated with Larry Goodman’s ABP group, increased its size to €262 million, from €159 million, du(...)

British prime minster David Cameron: he will come face to face with EU leaders for the first time since his party’s decisive victory in the British general election two weeks ago. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron is expected to make his opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union w(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, looks on prior to speaking to MPs in Athens, Greece . Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The European Union’s monetary affairs chief said on Monday that Greece and its EU partners were now closer to an understanding on many areas of reform(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Andrews Resource Centre for the launch of the new Low Pay commission erlier this year .Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

Increasing the minimum wage for low-paid workers in Ireland will have little or no impact on their net resources and living standards.The surprise fin(...)

The European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland has been delayed.European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager(...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive’s spring economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ireland has re-emerged as one of Europe’s top performers but high debt levels continue to pose an “uncertainty”, according to the European Commission.(...)

The low representation at plenary sessions in the second half of last year reflects the low attendance of two of Ireland’s 11 MEPs, Brian Crowley and Luke Ming Flanagan in the first six months of the Parliament. Photograph: EPA

The attendance rate of Irish MEPs at the European Parliament’s plenary sessions dropped to 76 per cent in the second half of last year, one of the (...)

French authorities alone have uncovered falsified identification documents for 400 horses. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ national prosecutor’s office said on Saturday it had detained three suspects as part of a French-led investigation into illegal tradi(...)

Tax avoidance is legal but companies which use complex structures to reduce their  bills are coming under increasing scrutiny

A Luxembourg court has charged a French journalist with aiding the leaking of confidential information at accounting firm PwC, which led to the disclo(...)