European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph:  Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager has announced she is taking another look at Apple’s tax affairs after hitting out at technology companies for undermining democracy(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Artificial intelligence (AI) may “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity”, scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience of 60,000 techies(...)

As part of its investigation into tracker mortgages, the Central Bank is investigating 11 lenders

A formal complaint has been submitted to the European Commission’s directorate-general for competition calling for an investigation into possible cart(...)

BMW headquarters in Munich. Photograph: iStock

BMW said it was raided by European Union antitrust watchdogs this week as the EU intensified a probe into the German car industry following reports th(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she had referred Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover some €13 billion in illegal state aid from Apple. Photograph: EPA

So, Apple’s Irish tax affairs are in the news again. How long has this been going on for? More than four years. The Irish tax affairs of Apple, which(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager: bad publicity around the Apple tax bill could put Ireland on the back foot in defending our tax structure. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

It made for good headlines. “Ireland to be hauled before European Court of Justice.” But is the European Commission announcement following Ireland Inc(...)

The European Commission has moved to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover up to €13 billion of illegal state aid from Apple. Photograph:  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has moved to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to recover up to €13 billion of illegal state ai(...)

European Union officials will order Luxembourg on Wednesday to collect back taxes worth several hundred million euro from online retail giant Amazon. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

European Union officials will order Luxembourg to collect back taxes worth several hundred million euro from online retail giant Amazon, a source with(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference regarding a truck cartel case at EU headquarters in Brussels

EU regulators fined Scania €880 million on Wednesday for taking part in a truckmakers cartel which has already cost four of its peers a combined €2.9 (...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.   Photograph: Reuters

Intel were the instigators of Moore’s law. A cornerstone of the tech world, it attests that the capacity of computing chips doubles every two years. I(...)

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