Pierre Moscovici

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Leader of France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party Marine Le Pen  with Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini: want  Eurosceptical, populist parties to obtain a blocking minority in  the Strasbourg assembly. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini launched their campaigns for the May 29th, 2019, European parliamentary elections together in Rome on Monday. Their g(...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini: said the interest of the Italian people came ahead of “bureaucrats”. Photograph: Simone Arveda/EPA

A trial of strength between Italy’s new populist Eurosceptic coalition government and the EU was never going to be long in coming. And sure enough, it(...)

 Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will not increase the budget deficit to pay for increases in spending or tax cuts, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, said on F(...)

The signs are that Mr Trump does not want a deal but instead talks of now being a perfect time to have a trade war because the stock market and US economy are riding high.

As Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, prepares to meet Donald Trump, US president, on Wednesday in an attempt to de-escalate t(...)

  (L-R) German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire and Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a meeting of the Eurogroup in Luxembourg .  Photograph: Julian Waranud/EPA

Euro zone member states last night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit on August 20th from its third bailout programme, an end to an (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: “The euro is the currency of our union – a strong and stable euro area is key to its members as well as to the EU as a whole.” Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has announced plans for a new crisis-fighting budget that would allow euro zone members hit by once-off economic shocks to acc(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron has linked fixing the deficit with restoring France’s credibility as an equal partner to Germany in the EU. Photograph: Getty

Emmanuel Macron has fulfilled a key campaign promise to finally get France back into line with EU budget rules, after the European Commission recommen(...)

France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, left,  and German finance minister Olaf Scholz give a joint press conference after an informal Ecofin meeting of EU finance minister in Sofia on April 28th. Photograph:  AFP PHOTO / STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

European Commission proposals to tax digital multinationals’ profits received a cool reception from EU finance minister at an informal Ecofin meeting (...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec: said the Trump administration was ‘concerned this additional tax proposal is targeting US companies’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business group Ibec has rejected the European Commission’s proposed digital tax as “harmful and costly to businesses” and “shape-throwing” by France’s(...)

European tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici and Greece’s finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, at the Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A European Commission proposal to impose a special tax on the sales of big digital companies in the European Union threatens to hit Irish corporate ta(...)

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