Pierre Moscovici

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EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Europe must “act fast” to secure a common approach to digital tax”. Adding that he expects Ireland to pay a positive role in the negotiations, despite its reservations. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Paschal Donohoe and other EU finance ministers have sharply criticised EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, as tensions rise before next week’s b(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (right) with Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos (left) and  Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union was “unhelpful” and “unfair” in singling out individual member states and accusing them of “undermining the integrity of the Europe(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe, who was in Brussels on Monday for a meeting of the eurogroup. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eurogroup ministers approved the third review of Greece’s bailout programme on Monday, putting the country on course to exit its bailout in June. Ec(...)

Multinational companies have made such extensive use of Ireland to funnel royalties – a common way to shift profits and avoid tax – that these payment(...)

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(...)

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