European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager  in Washington, where she defended the Apple tax ruling. Photograph:  Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images

European Correspondent The European Commission has opened a fresh investigation into tax deals offered by Luxembourg, this time to French energy com(...)

Shares in Deutsche Bank sank 8.5% after rebuffing a $14bn claim from the US justice department to settle a misselling investigation

A fall for Deutsche Bank spread to the industry, deepening a selloff that dragged European equities to their biggest weekly plunges since before the U(...)

As taxpayers in Ireland and in many other jurisdictions come to grips with the European Commission’s decision on alleged state aid to Apple, there has(...)

The Apple Inc campus  in the distance in Cork: sources in Dublin remain confident that the Apple judgment will not stand the scrutiny of the courts. Photograph:   Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Is Apple a once-off? Or are we looking at an “appalling vista” for Ireland, where our historic corporate tax system is gradually unpicked by European (...)

Margrethe Vestager: continuing her clampdown against corporate tax avoidance  with Luxembourg again in her sights. Photograph:  Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission may open a fresh investigation into tax rulings offered by Luxembourg as early as this week, as EU competition commissioner Ma(...)

Today is exactly a year since the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore. Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

Former EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes has criticised the European Commission ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission’s decision that Apple owes Ireland €13 billion in unpaid taxes has been branded “fundamentally unfair” by its former competiti(...)

The front page of The Guardian on Wednesday

The story of Tuesday’s ruling from the European Commission which directed Apple to pay €13 billion in back taxes to the Irish State was carried by a (...)

The findings follow more than three years of investigations by the European Commission into Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple.

In a landmark ruling by the European Commission, Ireland has been ordered to recoup up to €13 billion from US tech company Apple in unpaid taxes. The(...)

The EU Commission is  saying Ireland offered Apple a deal that was overly generous and not on offer to other companies. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has issued its final decision on the way Apple paid tax in Ireland, saying that the US multinational received illegal State ai(...)