The European Parliament has approved plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.  File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has given its backing to plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient(...)

“The (European) Commission went to the industry lobby groups and asked if more transparent labelling would cost more, so of course it said it would,” said Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Agriculture has expressed serious reservations about proposals before the European Parliament which would force producers to supply (...)

Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court over misleading fuel economy claims

Altroconsumo, an Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court, alleging misleading fuel economy claims, and it’s encouragin(...)

EU Regulators are investigating MasterCard and Visa Europe over their credit card fees. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

MasterCard is under investigation by the European Union over the level of fees tourists to the EU are charged when using cards to make purchase(...)