Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna (right) speaking to Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Mr Gramegna was in defensive mode today

Luxembourg’s finance minister staunchly defended his country’s tax regime today, arguing that the tax deals revealed in The Irish Times and other m(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker is facing credibility questions  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission has said that its Competition division will continue to investigate breaches of state aid rules, but stressed that countries, (...)

For the European Commission’s new president Jean-Claude Juncker it is likely to be a difficult few weeks. Photogrtaph: Francois Lenoir.

The revelation that more than 300 companies channelled billions of euro through Luxembourg could not come at a more inopportune time for European Comm(...)

State-aid inquiries: outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia at a news conference at the EU Commission on the corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Within 30 minutes of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announcing the end of the “double Irish” tax loophole in Tuesday’s budget, the European Un(...)

Outgoing  European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia gives a news conference on state aid. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia refused to rule out further EU investigations into tax deals offered by Ireland to multinational(...)

Australian media magnante Rupert Murdoch at the US Open Tennis Championship last month. Photograh: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Google hit back at News Corp for calling it a platform for piracy and an “unaccountable bureaucracy,” in a point-by-point rebuttal that stressed the I(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan “extremely pleased” with the new line-up of commissioners with responsibility for taxation matters. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has moved to allay concerns that the changes announced at the European Commission last week will increase press(...)

EU incoming digital policy chief Günther Oettinger. Photograph: EPA

The EU’s incoming digital policy chief has put Google on notice that it faces a potentially more hostile Brussels regime, suggesting the US group coul(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference to announce the attribution of portfolios of European Commissioners-designate at EU commission headquaters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled the European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team, which mus(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici and European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn attend an eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union finance ministers struggled to advance a bank-failure plan for the euro area today, hampered by the interregnum in Berlin and persiste(...)

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