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.(...)

British minister for Europe David Lidington: set out Britain’s preliminary plans for renegotiation of EU membership. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Britain’s Europe minister, David Lidington, travelled to Dublin on Tuesday for discussions on Britain’s planned renegotiation of EU membership, ahead (...)

While other banks may be concerned about the impact of Britain leaving Europe, some are pressing ahead with building projects in London that would appear to secure the city’s position as Europe’s top financial centre

A shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres may torpedo plans by some of London’s banks to quit the UK capital if Britain op(...)

 A file image of  Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian who has been in custody for 10 months and is due to  appear in court on Tuesday  accused of spying and other crimes against Iran. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

An Iranian security court has held the first hearing in the closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister David Cameron at Chequers in southern England on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Suzanne Plunkett

British prime minister David Cameron is to have meetings with fellow European Union leaders in a bid to open talks on his demands for new membership(...)

The survey reveals that 60 per cent of finance professionals think that the UK will not leave the EU

A full or even partial exit from the European Union by Britain could have negative repercussions for Irish businesses but many finance professionals b(...)

On May 1st, Amazon said that it had started reporting revenue from its operations in Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. (Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

In the continuing battle between European and American tech companies, score one for Europe. In a move that could put pressure on its rivals to follo(...)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trade did lead to more inequality.’ Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The battle to stop the proposed European Union-United States trade agreement is the first step to halt growing inequality in major western countrie(...)

British prime minister David Cameron president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker  at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last week. They meet for formal discussions today. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travels to the UK today for talks with David Cameron in the first bilateral meeting between the Br(...)

Andrew Grier, M2M product manager: M2M is about connecting things and turning them into intelligent devices. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Machine to machine (M2M) technology is set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives and the way we do business. It’s already having a profound impac(...)