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Mairead McGuinness: “I think we can collectively say that we want to look after societal interest, so we need banks that function.” Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness has launched a plan to make it easier for banks to sell non-performing loans to third parties in a bid to(...)

MEPs have been divided over banning the use of traditional meat terms for vegetarian and vegan products. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament has voted by 379 to 284 to reject a proposed ban on using meat terms for vegetarian products such as vegan “burgers” or “sausa(...)

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like ‘vegan burger’ and ‘veggie sausage’.

The meat industry is seeking a European Union-wide ban on use of terms like “vegan burger” and “veggie sausage” in votes that are expected to take pla(...)

A letter will be sent to all EU states to “ensure respect of passenger rights”, and to outline suggestions to make vouchers more attractive if airlines want more passengers to accept them instead of refunds. Photograph: Getty Images

Airlines have reacted with fury to the European Commission’s fresh demand that passengers must be given cash refunds for cancelled flights, and cannot(...)

Going nowhere: the entrance to an almost deserted terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prospect of Ryanair, Aer Lingus and other airlines getting the green light from EU authorities to offer credit notes instead of cash refunds appea(...)

 EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, from Denmark, speaks at a news conference on the concurrence case with Google Android at the European commission in Brussels.

Google has just received a record fine from the European Commission and been ordered to change the way in which it puts search and other apps on Andro(...)

Reporting  fake accounts to Facebook seems regularly to result in no action at all. Photgraph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

When I got to the fifth or sixth Facebook friend request from yet another US army four-star general, decorated special ops soldier, or retired Navy ad(...)

Dutch professor Madeleine de Cock Buning welcomed the extent to which the giant social media companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter engaged with and supported the work. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Social media organisations like Facebook and Google should engage with a new system of international self-regulation to fight the proliferation of fak(...)

A number of smart watches aimed at children have been found to be prone to hacks. Photograph: iStock

A number of smart watches for children have been found to pose considerable security risks, according to a Norwegian consumer watchdog. The purpose (...)

Martin Winterkorn, chief executive officer of Volkswagen: “I’m very sorry, I’m utterly sorry. The violations of these diesel motors by our company go against everything that Volkswagen stands for.”

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has issued another apology over the firm’s cheating on emissions tests. It came as the firm admitted up t(...)