European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker: insisted that he had acted within national and international law over the Lux leaks scandal. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Almost a week after the Luxembourg Leaks scandal revealed that 343 companies reduced their tax bills through agreements with Luxembourg, the man who (...)

 European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker: announced plans to progress legislation on a common EU corporate tax base: “If we can reach an agreement on that . . . then many problems will disappear.”

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is expected to come under renewed pressure from Brussels, after the European Commission announced a series of sweepi(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is calling for fundamental changes to EU free movement rules and caps on immigrants that can never be delivered. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

As the controversy over the Luxembourg Leaks scandal continued to overshadow Jean-Claude Juncker’s first 10 days as European Commission president, (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is under intense pressure to make clear his position on the tax deals

The new European Commission president, Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker, took political responsibility for his country’s tax practices on Wednesday, s(...)

‘Hidden Taxes: the EU’s Role in Supporting an Unjust Global Tax System’, compares the tax systems of 15 EU member states, with Ireland scoring poorly on all areas.

The European Union should introduce a centralised public register revealing the identities of beneficial owners of companies and trusts, according (...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: cancelled planned appearance with Jacques Delors yesterday.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Five days into his new job as European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker’s honeymoon in the job ended yesterday, following the revelation t(...)

 Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna (right) speaking to Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Mr Gramegna was in defensive mode today

Luxembourg’s finance minister staunchly defended his country’s tax regime today, arguing that the tax deals revealed in The Irish Times and other m(...)

Germany’s economics minister urges an end to the “phantom” of tax avoidance  Photograph: Reuters

German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that countries that permit large-scale corporate tax avoidance “take an axe to European solidarity(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker is facing credibility questions  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission has said that its Competition division will continue to investigate breaches of state aid rules, but stressed that countries, (...)

A convoy of East German cars queue up at Unter den Linden avenue in East Berlin before crossing the border line under the Brandenburg Gate into West Berlin as a result of the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 11th, 1989. Photograph: Derrick Ceyrac/AFP/ Getty Images

‘We are pleased that German unification is taking place under a European roof”. These words from the conclusions of the European Communities summit in(...)

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