European  competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels in July 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

 “Force tech giants to share data rather than break them up (https://iti.ms/2ID4ElB)” stated the headline on a Reuters story this month, immediat(...)

Google’s offices on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said it is up to the European Commission to comment on any investigations it may be considering, as he declin(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s intervention shows the way the wind is blowing.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland was one of the countries which blocked the proposed introduction at EU level of an interim digital sales tax – a proposed 3 per cent levy on t(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe(...)

Spotify said it was forced to “artificially” increase monthly subscriptions for its premium service via the Apple app store Photograph: Getty Images

Apple should be investigated by the European Union’s antitrust agency over how it allegedly squeezes rival music streaming services, according to Spot(...)

German car companies argue there was nothing illegal in their meetings to agree “clean diesel” norms.

European competition authorities are readying anti-cartel fines of up to €1 billion each for German car giants BMW, VW and Daimler. The companies are(...)

EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager: a fearless champion of the European Commission’s competition directorate. Photograph: Piotr Nowak

When the European Commission announced recently it would block the merger of rail giants Alstom and Siemens, it was acting out of concern the lin(...)

Mozzarella: Cheddar producers are exposed to Brexit risks as Britain is a key market.   Photograph: Jeenah Moon/New York Times

West Cork cheese producer Carbery is investing €78 million to diversify from its traditional focus on cheddar cheese into mozzarella. Cheddar produc(...)

EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager says there is no guarantee removing the backstop element of the proposed deal will unlock the Westminster logjam. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland will not be sacrificed by the EU in its efforts to broker a Brexit deal with the UK, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said. Am(...)

The Nike investigation follows other probes by the EU executive into tax schemes in Belgium, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Ireland and the Netherlands

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether Nike benefited from sweetheart tax arrangements in the Netherlands that breached EU(...)

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