Neelie Kroes

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José Manuel Barroso  has strongly defended his decision to take the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

These are challenging times for the European Commission. With the Brexit vote still fresh and Eurosceptic parties expected to poll well in national el(...)

Neelie Kroes was shown to be a director of  Mint Holdings, a company she had not declared when she became the EU’s commissioner for competition in 2004. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The European Commission has been accused of failing to properly check the business interests of its top officials after leaked documents showed its fo(...)

Neelie Kroes: it is ironic that the former competition commissioner with the European Commission is one of the names that emerged from the ICIJ’s perusal of the Bahamas registry

There is no let-up these days in the media assault on offshore tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions, and their use for controversial and sometimes que(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

Nigel Farage: “I backed Ireland up last week.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The European Commission’s attack on Irish tax sovereignty using the weapon and subterfuge of state aid rules is deeply harmful to Ireland and a foreta(...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan: office signed off on Apple decision through written procedure on Monday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan was not informed about the details of this week’s Apple tax ruling by Commissi(...)

Former EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes has criticised the European Commission ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission’s decision that Apple owes Ireland €13 billion in unpaid taxes has been branded “fundamentally unfair” by its former competiti(...)

Winners: Pamela Newenham of GirlCrew, Luuv’s Tim Kirchner  and Michael O’Dwyer of SwiftComply  at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin. Photograph: Ralf Rühmeier

Irish start-ups SwiftComply and GirlCrew took silver and bronze respectively at the Startup Europe Summit pitching competition in Berlin. The competi(...)

Neelie Kroes left the European Commission at the end of 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Uber, the disruptive taxi-booking operator, has recruited a host of senior advisers including former European commissioner Neelie Kroes to help it nav(...)

A young woman in Halloween costume speaks on her phone. A complete ban on roaming charges in the EU will take effect on June 15th, 2017. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Roaming charges are finally to be banned across the EU but mobile phone users will have to wait until the middle of June 2017 before they can use thei(...)

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