The European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland has been delayed.European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager(...)

European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s accusations have launched a legal dispute that could result in multibillion-euro fines for Gazprom. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Europe’s anti-trust regulator has accused Russia’s massive gas monopoly, Gazprom, of unfair pricing practices in Moscow’s former satellite states of e(...)

Image of the week: What could these two – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager – be talking about? Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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Image of the Week: Operation antitrust What could these two – European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and competition commissioner Ma(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels, where the EU charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engine. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels The European Commission formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in the internet shopping space.It also initiated a separate inve(...)

Google’s critics welcomed the decision to pursue the US giant, though many industry experts believe the action is unlikely to markedly shift existing business their way

The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service (...)

Google will today be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of search in Europe, a step that ultimately could force it to change its b(...)

PTSB has also agreed to the disposal of certain non-core assets in Ireland and the UK

Permanent TSB has committed itself to reducing the value of its defaulted Irish tracker mortgages under the terms of its updated restructuring plan, (...)

The possible revival of the case follows a changing of the guard among officials in Brussels last October Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

European regulators have taken preliminary steps that appear to show they are getting ready to push ahead with a much-delayed antitrust case agains(...)

Across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants such as Google and Facebook. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Ireland may welcome US silicon giants with open arms to its shores, but across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants su(...)

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she was launching the investigation into so-called “excess profit” tax rulings, which allow companies to reduce their corporate tax liability due to “excess profits” they claim are the result of being part of a multinational group.

The European Commission extended its tax probe to Belgium today , as it launched an in-depth investigation into a Belgian tax provision which allows c(...)

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