EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference  in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

The decision by the European Commission to impose a €2.4 billion fine on Google for breaking competition rules is a landmark move. The US giant wrongl(...)

Ruling against Google on abuse of search dominance is first of three cases working their way through EU antitrust process. Photograph: EPA/Walter Bieri

The landmark EU antitrust decision against Google, and the record-breaking fine of €2.4 billion, was a long time coming. For seven years, the European(...)

European regulators have in the past investigated Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, raising US claims that Brussels was waging a war against the Silicon Valley.

The European Commission on Tuesday fined Google €2.4 billion for breaking e EU competition rules by abusing its monopoly over internet search to unfai(...)

The fine for Alphabet’s Google, expected to top a previous €1.07 billion record, will skirt the usual rules that see all of the EU’s 28 commissioners discuss controversial decisions at a weekly meeting, usually on a Wednesday.

Google is set to face a record antitrust fine from the European Union on Tuesday for promoting its own shopping search service over those of smaller r(...)

Marco Morelli: the  Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena chief executive will see a large drop in his pay.  Photograph:       Bloomberg

The European Commission and Italy have agreed on a rescue of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena, outlining a draft plan that involves significant (...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: EPA

The European Commission expects the State to make “material progress to implement recovery” of Apple taxes as soon as possible or it could risk being (...)

McDonald’s has been facing criticism over allegations it avoided more than €1 billion in taxes in Europe between 2009 and 2013.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A European Union investigation into McDonald’s is entering its final stages after officials gathered information on whether the US fast food franchise(...)

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: last year’s record EU ruling against Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland loomed large over her US  visit. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has used her first visit to the United States following the inauguration of Donald Trump to defend the (...)

In its appeal against the European Commission’s ruling that it owes the Republic €13 billion in  taxes,  Apple said its Irish branches carried out only “routine functions” and were not involved in the company’s profit-driving activities.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Apple has alleged that the European Commission made “fundamental errors” as it ruled last year that the iPhone maker owed the Republic €13 billion in(...)

American Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Redmond at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Apple Tax ruling

There may be 13 billion reasons for wanting to accept the European Commission’s ruling that Ireland gave Apple illegal State aid but it would be a fal(...)

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