French finance minister Bruno Le Maire: “No one can accept that the digital giants can make profits from their 450 million European clients and not pay taxes where they are.”  Photograph: AFP via Getty

A decision by Washington to withdraw from international talks on taxing digital companies will raise concerns in Dublin of renewed attempts to tackle (...)

EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at a media conference on the  InvestEU programme. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/pool/AFP via Getty

The European Commission has proposed pumping billions of euro into companies to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. The EU’s executive body l(...)

The European Commission will propose a stimulus package of as much as €750 billion in an unprecedented push to overcome the deepest recession in living memory. Photograph: Laura Hutton/

The European Commission is to propose a €750 billion fund to counter the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic that would be raised by joint bor(...)

The European Commission says  Ireland’s “housing affordability is a problem for many households, and inflation in the rental sector is persistently high”. Photograph: PA Wire

The Republic should invest in greening its economy and tackle long-term structural problems in health, housing and inequality to fuel its recovery fro(...)

Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio had called for a “structural” response.

Euro zone countries will not be obliged to impose austerity if they take bailout fund loans to pay for direct and indirect healthcare costs, finance m(...)

“Europe is experiencing an economic shock without precedent since the Great Depression,” said the European commissioner for the economy Paolo Gentiloni.  Photograph: iStock

The State’s economy will shrink by about 8 per cent this year before rebounding by about 6 per cent next year, according to the spring forecast from t(...)

A document prepared by the Danish government pushes for “strengthened” standards and sanctions in relation to tax avoidance and evasion. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

A group of European Union countries is calling for the bloc to cast a wider net when listing tax havens and to consider imposing stricter sanctions fo(...)

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, speaks with Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister, after a press conference ahead of their dinner at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

French president Emmanuel Macron’s short trip to Rome on Wednesday night ended the 15 worst months in Franco-Italian relations in recent memory, and s(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is to retain her post.

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, will retain her role as the bloc’s antitrust enforcer in Ursula von der Leyen’s team in a move likely (...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)

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