Mário Centeno, Portugal’s finance minister, said Lisbon had agreed to table the extra deficit-reduction measures requested by Brussels, but added that he was ‘certain they will not be needed’. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters.

An agreement by Portugal’s new Socialist government to draw up “Plan B” deficit cuts to ensure its “anti-austerity” budget complies with EU rules has (...)

Ireland was one of the few EU economies to see its forecasts unchanged since November

Ireland has retained its status as the European Union’s fastest-growing economy, according to European Commission forecasts published this morning. T(...)

The European Commission has outlined proposals to tackle large scale corporate tax avoidance by multinational companies. The initiative follows measur(...)

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici seeks a ‘level playing field’ in terms of corporate tax:  Photograph: AFP

EU member states must move towards a “level-playing field” in terms of corporate tax, the EU’s economics chief warned yesterday as he criticised the “(...)

The European Commission has stepped up its fight against aggressive corporate tax practices, announcing a suite of measures to prevent multinational companies from reducing their tax bills.

The European Commission has stepped up its fight against aggressive corporate tax practices, announcing a suite of measures to prevent multinational c(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: The European Commission President was prime minister of Luxembourg when most of the ’Luxembourg leaks’ tax deals were negotiated. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The European Union’s fight against aggressive corporate tax planning steps up a gear today when the EU economics commissioner unveils a new package on(...)

EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici:  will announce measures designed to stop companies exploiting loopholes in how tax is calculated across borders. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The EU’s clampdown on aggressive corporate tax planning is set to intensify as the European Commission prepares to unveil an anti-tax-avoidance packa(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU economic affairs commissioner: will set out plans next week to curb practices such as   shifting profits to minor subsidiaries in low-tax nations. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Multinational companies face severe constraints on their ability to avoid taxes on their activities in Europe as regulators seek to close loopholes la(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would confirm the Government’s commitment to keep the cost-base under control and contain public spending when he met existing and potential investors at Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ireland’s economy would have fared better if it had been permitted by the European Central Bank to burn private debt holders, Nobel Prize-winning eco(...)

 Euclid Tsakalotos: Dublin was not on the itinerary of the Greek finance minister’s tour of European capitals this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As the European Union embarks on another year expected to be dominated by the refugee crisis and the threat of Brexit, a resurgent Greek crisis is som(...)