The European Commission suggested that EU plans to harmonise tax rules across the bloc could be used to incorporate new rules on digital taxation. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The European Union should push ahead with overhauling the rules around how digital firms should be taxed even if other jurisdictions fail to follow su(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) shakes hands with former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, before addressing the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP Photo

Tax reforms in the European Union, such as higher taxation of online giants, should no longer require unanimous votes from EU ministers, Jean-Claude J(...)

State opera in Vienna: Austria assumes presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2018.  Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Austria has said that pushing forward European and international measures to prevent profit shifting and international tax fraud will be a top priorit(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and  German chancellor Angela Merkel take time out from  meetings in  Paris, France, earlier this month. File photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

When Angela Merkel came to Paris last week with her senior ministers for a joint cabinet meeting with Emmanuel Macron, ahead of the great Trump visita(...)

Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, is author of a ‘reflection paper’ from the European Commission. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

A permanent head of the Eurogroup of EU states, and exploring the possibility of creating a new bond market for managing debt collectively, are among (...)

European economic recovery and improvements in budget positions were “uneven”, Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Euro zone countries have improved their fiscal stance, a sign of the bloc’s growing financial stability, but France and Spain remain above deficit lim(...)

Greek police officers  take part in an anti-austerity protest during a general strike in Athens, Greece.  Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Greece is calling on its creditors to strike a deal that would allow it to honour billions of euro in debt repayments, arguing that it has upheld its (...)

Cyber attack: As it turned out, confirmed cases in Ireland were very limited – this time. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

It was likened to the equivalent of the American military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen, and, no doubt, last weekend’s global cyber atta(...)

The commissioner for economic and financial affairs said the European Commission was closely monitoring “the evolution of prices, supply and demand for housing in Ireland”.   Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Commission is closely monitoring house prices in Ireland and will examine the issues as part of the commission’s post-bailout surveillan(...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici, has said that the high uncertainty seen over the last twelve months may be starting to ease. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is forecasting a robust expansion of Irish gross domestic product (GDP), but at a moderating pace. The commission expects GDP (...)