The International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT), a part of the research group that first uncovered the VW scandal two years ago, has released a report that points an accusatory finger at BMW over the performance of its big-selling 520d diesel executive saloon

BMW issued strong denials of colluding with other car makers over the costs of diesel emissions systems over the weekend, as EU officials raided the c(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: in some eyes, achievements are being made on the road to Brexit.  Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Reuters

When John Campbell came across the European Commission’s new explanatory Brexit “fact sheet” he did a double take. Packing up his bags at Friday’s s(...)

Britain’s secretary of state for international trade Liam Fox: “How much does the European Commission and the European elite want to punish Britain for having the audacity to use our legal rights to leave the European Union?” Photograph: EPA

Brexit talks on a future trade relationship will only be complicated if the European Union decides to “punish Britain for having the audacity” to leav(...)

President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Ireland’s corporate tax regime was the unlikely focus of “fake news” allegations this week after US president Donald Trump claimed Ireland was reducin(...)

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(...)

A man tries out TUI’s  “Destination U” prototype, a facial coding pod, developed by Realeyes, which uses emotional measurement technology to guide holidaymakers when selecting a travel destination. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA

Image of the week: See this face The advertising world loves a spot of neuromarketing, so the only surprising thing about this “Destination U” protot(...)

The humble household stove could be responsible for serious levels of air pollution in Ireland, depending on what fuels are going into it. File photograph: Getty Images

There should be no cause for complacency in Europe or Ireland over the findings of the Lancet medical journal’s major study of the global health impac(...)

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist who was killed in a car bombing. Photograph: The Malta Independent

The journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (54) died when the car she was driving exploded in Bidnija, a hamlet in north-central Malta on October 16th. Her(...)

The study commissioned by Airlines for Europe (A4E), whose members include Ryanair and Aer Lingus, claims that airports average earnings margins are 46 per cent, indicating “extraordinary levels” of profitability.

Europe’s airports are overcharging passengers and abusing market power, a new study commissioned by the continent’s biggest airlines claims. The stu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “We are going to have to build up new alliances.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Europe without Britain could potentially be a difficult place for Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking on BBC’s Spotlight programme (...)