Pierre Moscovici

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  (L-R) German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire and Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a meeting of the Eurogroup in Luxembourg .  Photograph: Julian Waranud/EPA

Euro zone member states last night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit on August 20th from its third bailout programme, an end to an (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: “The euro is the currency of our union – a strong and stable euro area is key to its members as well as to the EU as a whole.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has announced plans for a new crisis-fighting budget that would allow euro zone members hit by once-off economic shocks to acc(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron has linked fixing the deficit with restoring France’s credibility as an equal partner to Germany in the EU. Photograph: Getty

Emmanuel Macron has fulfilled a key campaign promise to finally get France back into line with EU budget rules, after the European Commission recommen(...)

France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, left,  and German finance minister Olaf Scholz give a joint press conference after an informal Ecofin meeting of EU finance minister in Sofia on April 28th. Photograph:  AFP PHOTO / STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

European Commission proposals to tax digital multinationals’ profits received a cool reception from EU finance minister at an informal Ecofin meeting (...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec: said the Trump administration was ‘concerned this additional tax proposal is targeting US companies’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business group Ibec has rejected the European Commission’s proposed digital tax as “harmful and costly to businesses” and “shape-throwing” by France’s(...)

European tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici and Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, at the Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A European Commission proposal to impose a special tax on the sales of big digital companies in the European Union threatens to hit Irish corporate ta(...)

EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (right) with Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos (left) and  Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union was “unhelpful” and “unfair” in singling out individual member states and accusing them of “undermining the integrity of the Europe(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe, who was in Brussels on Monday for a meeting of the eurogroup. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eurogroup ministers approved the third review of Greece’s bailout programme on Monday, putting the country on course to exit its bailout in June. Ec(...)

Multinational companies have made such extensive use of Ireland to funnel royalties – a common way to shift profits and avoid tax – that these payment(...)

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