Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport in July. The airline faces a US legal case taken by shareholders in relationa to its industrial relations woes earlier in the year

Ryanair faces a US legal case taken by shareholders claiming the airline made “false and misleading statements” about its industrial relations woes ea(...)

Worldwide web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

This week, at the launch of the Web Summit in Lisbon, creator of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, cautioned that the internet was now at a “tipping(...)

There was a definite sense of unease about the role of technology in society among speakers and attendees at this year’s conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There were dark clouds over Lisbon earlier this week with many of those arriving for the start of Web Summit a little taken aback by the lack of sunsh(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the digital world can no longer escape the rules that apply to our lives offline. Photograph: David Fitzgerald

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager says regulators are close to wrapping up their third case against Google over its AdSense adverti(...)

Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks on the centre stage of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tech companies are colonising society and Facebook in particular is our generation’s East India Company, one of the world’s best known whistleblowers (...)

There is certainly plenty for attendees at Web Summit to savour with 23 conferences taking place across nine main stages

With the fuss over its future now settled, Web Summit returns to Lisbon again next week bringing along more than 70,000 attendees from 170 countries t(...)

Under the deal, Ryanair received between 2009 and 2017 training aid and funding for a crew and pilot school and for a maintenance hall, the Commission said

The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation into marketing and financial deals between low cost carrier Ryanair and(...)

McDonald’s does not have to pay any additional tax in the EU as a result of the European Commission investigation. Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has decided that arrangement between McDonald’s and Luxembourg, which allowed the fast food group to pay almost no tax on its (...)

The Commission said its investigation focused on information indicating the that the “circle of five” - BMW, Daimler and VW Group’s Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - met to discuss technologies to limit harmful exhaust emissions

The European Commission opened a formal investigation on Tuesday into whether German carmakers BMW, Daimler and VW Group had colluded to avoid competi(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

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