Taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici says  the CCCTB is ‘the best instrument for fighting cross-border tax abuse’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has opened a public consultation into its proposed scheme for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) ahead of its pl(...)

European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  shakes hands with Belgian PM Charles Michel during a meeting at the Chateau of Val-Duchesse in Brussels on Tuesday. Turkey’s leader began his  European tour in Strasbourg last Sunday. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Belga

The picturesque Alsatian town of Strasbourg is used to finding itself at the centre of political activity when thousands of MEPs and Eurocrats descend(...)

The reality is that offering a chicken for €3 is merely a marketing ploy

Once again there was the usual competition among retailers at the National Ploughing Championships, with each trying to outdo the other in relation to(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at  a press conference  in Brussels on Tuesday. “I will not speculate on the motives but this does not look like an accident,” he said. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Nato general secretary Jens Stoltenberg rejected claims by Russia that its incursion into Turkish airspace last weekend was accidental, amid claims t(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has performed an important service to Irish and European consumers that deserves acknowledgment. Yesterday’s rul(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Austrian Max Schrems filed a data privacy infringement lawsuit against Facebook. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Q: The ECJ has ruled transatlantic data transfers under the “Safe Harbour” provision invalid. Has Europe’s highest court just broken the internet? A: (...)