Gerry Cross currently serves as the Central Bank’s director of financial regulation - policy and risk

Top Central Bank official Gerry Cross has been rejected for a role that would have seen him become second in command of the European Banking Authority(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU during Brexit  debate  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/PA

British opposition MEPs strongly appealed to the European Parliament and Council on Wednesday to “give us time” by granting another Brexit extension. (...)

Is it a burger . . . or is it a veggie disc?

Veggie burgers are for the chop, a Brussels committee has decreed, to be replaced by the less palatable-sounding “veggie discs”. And it won’t be jus(...)

The Dublin summit heard that just 100 companies are responsible for 70%   of global carbon emissions. Photograph: Getty Images

The need for financial systems to change to address climate issues is obvious given that just 100 companies are responsible for 70 per cent of global (...)

British prime minister Theresa May said a Scottish independence referendum would be ’divisive and cause huge economic uncertainty at the worst possible time’. Photograph: PA Wire

On days when you cannot see beyond the sly, shambolic cute hoorism and absence of vision in this little Republic, think of this. Imagine the head-me(...)

Furniture retailer Ikea has been accused of taking measures to avoid paying tax on royalty income from stores around the world. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries may have lost out on more than €1 billion in tax revenues between 2009 and 2014 due to aggressive tax strategies by furniture giant Ikea(...)