A decade ago, Matthias Wissman became head of the VDA, the German auto industry’s lobby group, a high-profile position requiring guile, brass neck and an enviable contacts book. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Matthias Wissmann glides into the Berlin conference room with a choirboy smile, owlish eyes behind round glasses and chestnut brown hair that belies h(...)

The Government has denied favouring Apple and has joined the company in appealing the European Commission ruling.

The Government has finalised an agreement with Apple over the management of an escrow account into which its contested €13 billion tax bill will be pa(...)

Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission, is before the European Parliament committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has declined to rule out the possibility of an EU investigation into Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph:  Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager has announced she is taking another look at Apple’s tax affairs after hitting out at technology companies for undermining democracy(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Artificial intelligence (AI) may “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity”, scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience of 60,000 techies(...)

As part of its investigation into tracker mortgages, the Central Bank is investigating 11 lenders

A formal complaint has been submitted to the European Commission’s directorate-general for competition calling for an investigation into possible cart(...)

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(...)

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