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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager said last month that EU officials were doing “very preliminary” work on Google’s job and local business search services. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is set to fine Google for hampering potential rival search advertisers, in the latest antitrust showdown between the EU and th(...)

Android is the operating system used in more than 80 per cent of the world’s smartphones and is vital to the group’s future revenues as more users rely on mobile gadgets for search services

Google has been fined €4.3 billion by the European Commission for the abuse of its dominant market position by its Android mobile phone operating syst(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We will investigate whether regional and local authorities in France granted an undue economic advantage to Ryanair over its competitors.”

The European Commission is investigating whether Ryanair received illegal state aid from regional and local authorities in France. The news comes as(...)

Google’s Android is the operating system used in more than 80 per cent of the world’s smartphones and is vital to the group’s future revenues as more users search on their mobile gadgets

Brussels is preparing to hit Google next month for abusing its dominance through the Android mobile operating system, concluding the most important of(...)

Danish EU commissioner  Margrethe Vestager: cynical observers could be forgiven for detecting a hint of schadenfreude behind the Apple decision. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/ EPA

The European Commission’s ruling that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland equating to €13 billion over a 10-year period presents one of the (...)

Starbucks, Fiat, Apple and Amazon may be the tip of the iceberg after revelations of widespread use of sweetheart tax deals hit the headlines last year

Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler must each pay as much as €30 million in back taxes after the European Union said they were handed illegal fiscal deals by (...)

Margrethe Vestager, the competition commissioner, cancelled a visit to China, citing workload. Photograph:  The New York Times

Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are set to be first in the firing line as European Union regulators issue a series of rulings over tax breaks (...)

IAG has  promised the commission it will enter into agreements with IAG’s long-haul rivals to maintain route link-ups with Aer Lingus’s network. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The proposed €1.36 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has cleared its last major obstacle after(...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

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