Pierre Moscovici

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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(...)

The European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, Pierre Moscovici on Friday: “The Irish problems can be addressed,” the commissioner said. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Europe’s economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici is poised to pile pressure on Ireland to submit to European tax harmonisation, a(...)

This year, the EU commission estimates Irish GDP growth to moderate to 4.4 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year, three times faster than the wider euro area, according to new EU Commission estimates. The surge, driven b(...)

The commission’s agenda is seen as ambitious and is thus likely to meet resistance. Photograph: EPA

The EU needs to seize the opportunity of the economic upswing to complete the task of building economic and monetary union, the European Commission in(...)

Minister  for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe   with his  Luxembourger counterpart  Pierre Gramegna at  a  meeting of     EU finance ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

In a bid to crack down on international tax havens, EU finance ministers in Brussels on Tuesday endorsed a blacklist of 17 “non-cooperative jurisdicti(...)

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