Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European Commission has given its approval, under EU state aid rules, for the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan. The move paves the(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit. Photograph: Miguel Lopes/EPA

Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder and chief executive of Web Summit, has signalled that the annual technology jamboree in Lisbon, which has more than dou(...)

The General Court moved to overturn a 2015 commission decision that Starbucks received an unfair tax deal amounting to about €30 million from the Netherlands.  Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

The European Commission’s decision three years ago that Ireland gave Apple €13 billion of illegal tax aid has been given a partial boost by a court ve(...)

Coffee chain Starbucks won an appeal on Tuesday against an European Commission demand that it pay up to €30 million in back taxes to the Netherlands, (...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “Our investigation into the Irish tax rulings began in 2013, after Apple told a US Senate hearing about what it called a ‘tax incentive arrangement’ with Ireland.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Vesna Tomljenovic, the judge tasked with drafting a ruling by the European Union’s second-highest court on Apple’s alleged €13 billion Irish sweethea(...)

Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev calls for more transparency over tax avoidance.

Alexander Lebedev, the one-time Russian oligarch who controls the Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers in the UK, claims Ireland is part(...)

Apple Sales International paid less than €10 million of corporate tax in Ireland in 2011.

There wasn’t even a brass plate in Dublin to identify Apple Sales International. Or at least the court papers do not record it. The “head office” of o(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: her re-appointment this week will rattle Silicon Valley. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

What a week. The US hasn’t seen this much tech industry antitrust activity since Microsoft faced off against the US Department of Justice two decades (...)

European Commission president  Ursula von der Leyen  announces the names of new European commissioners on Tuesday  at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

Ursula von der Leyen had set herself what many saw as an impossible task. The European Commission, which the president-elect will lead from November 1(...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)

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