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(...)

A mural in Dover by British artist Banksy depicts a workman chipping away at one of the stars on an EU-themed flag. Photograph: Lyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised about the Government’s failure to ask the European Union for a loosening of state aid rules to help businesses that would be(...)

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(...)

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