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(...)

There has been speculation in Brussels that the outcome of the European Commission inquiry could stop short of a full indictment of Ireland’s tax rulings with Apple. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The European Commission has said it will publish the result of its investigation into the Government’s tax arrangements with Apple by the spring. (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: he made it very clear in July he is dedicated to step up efforts to combat tax evasion and tax fraud. Photograph:  Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Last year was the year the world discovered there is no whiskey in a double Irish and no cheese in a Dutch sandwich. Discussions about fair taxation a(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference on Luxembourg leaks. He said said he had no involvement in the deals during his time as finance minister or premier of Luxembourg. Photo: EPA

The disclosure of thousands of pages of confidential documents on Luxembourg tax deals by The Irish Times and other members of the International Conso(...)

 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has insisted he did nothing wrong as prime minister of Luxembourg, pointing out the tax rulings offered were legal, he has moved to make corporate tax avoidance a key priority.

The “Lux leaks” scandal may have cast a shadow over Jean-Claude Juncker’s first months as European Commission president, but its real significance wil(...)

EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici speaks at the EU Parliament. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

An EU directive on the automatic exchange of information regarding tax rulings – so-called letter of comforts offered by tax authorities to companies(...)

The vote was hardly an auspicious start for Mr Juncker, under fire in his first month in office both over his role when Luxembourg leader and over a potential conflict of interest as head of a Commission examining tax avoidance

The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, comfortably has survived a no-confidence vote brought over news that Luxembourg had lure(...)

Google has made several attempts to settle the case since the EU opened a formal investigation in 2010, but none have been accepted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Union MEPs seeking to combat what they consider anti-competitive behaviour by Google are considering calling for the breaking up of compan(...)

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