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(...)

A Bayer-Monsanto merger would create the world’s largest integrated pesticides and seeds company

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it wa(...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

Last Friday it emerged that, in July 2016, Volkswagen told European Commission competition investigators of secret meetings with its German competitors, dating back 14 years, to discuss production and components, including elements related to the diesel emissions scandal

The latest scandal for German automakers started with a cover story in the respected news weekly Der Spiegel, which suggested that Volkswagen, Daimler(...)