Pierre Moscovici

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The European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, Pierre Moscovici on Friday: “The Irish problems can be addressed,” the commissioner said. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Europe’s economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici is poised to pile pressure on Ireland to submit to European tax harmonisation, a(...)

This year, the EU commission estimates Irish GDP growth to moderate to 4.4 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year, three times faster than the wider euro area, according to new EU Commission estimates. The surge, driven b(...)

The commission’s agenda is seen as ambitious and is thus likely to meet resistance. Photograph: EPA

The EU needs to seize the opportunity of the economic upswing to complete the task of building economic and monetary union, the European Commission in(...)

Minister  for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe   with his  Luxembourger counterpart  Pierre Gramegna at  a  meeting of     EU finance ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

In a bid to crack down on international tax havens, EU finance ministers in Brussels on Tuesday endorsed a blacklist of 17 “non-cooperative jurisdicti(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

To raise taxes, or not to raise taxes, that is the question our chancellor faces as he/she make crucial choices. A power plant? A road? A new hotel? Photograph: AP Photo

In what will, I am sure, come as a surprise to those who have encountered your humble Brussels correspondent, I can now let it be known that I have ac(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron has openly called for an ‘equalisation tax’ on the turnover of digital companies Photograph: Getty

Some European Union members are resisting EU plans to raise the tax bill of tech multinationals, EU draft documents show, in moves that are likely to (...)

Pierre Moscovici said a number of member states still have high levels of public debt that limit their ability to invest. Photograph: AFP

Uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and US tax and trade policy remain a shadow cast over Ireland’s economic and budgetary prospects, the (...)

EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the autumn economic forecasts on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The EU Commission predicts 2.2 per cent economic growth in the euro area this year, up 0.5 per cent on its earlier prediction. Its forecast for the (...)

Swiss minister for the economy Johann Schneider-Ammann  and Estonian finance minister Toomas Tõniste at an EU finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Yves Herman/ Reuters

The publication of the Paradise Papers will give an important impetus to EU plans to blacklist and act against states which persist in acting as tax h(...)

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