Pierre Moscovici

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‘Senior sources say that the pretty broad EU view is that trade is an EU competence, and if and when the British do exit the customs union then the arrangements with Ireland will be the same as the arrangements with the rest of the EU.’

In a file held on the Government’s secure computer system there is a document containing a list of EU countries. They are classified according to th(...)

The return of the water charges issue will test the credentials of Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil as an alternative party of power. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The threat posed by populism to the way of life Europeans have become accustomed to over the past half century was one of the themes raised by Europea(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Making a song and dance of Brexit So what tickles your fancy this morning? Donald Trump’s latest alternative? Or Dessie Cahill turning a foxtrot into(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit, in the Westin Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici, has rejected the Irish Government’s claim that p(...)

EU economic affairs and taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.

A proposal for a common European-wide corporate tax base is not an attack on Ireland’s sovereignty and it will not be introduced without the country’(...)

EU economic affairs and taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici declined to be drawn on whether it was legally possible for the North  to be granted a special status after Brexit. Photograph: Bloomberg

The achievements of the last half century are under threat as never before, as Brexit, the Presidency of Donald Trump and the rise of populism challe(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “She can set a goal and chase it with a greyhound’s blinkers.”  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA

Theresa May has the power to stun smart people with old news. This week Britain’s prime minister will recapitulate her openness to life outside the si(...)

European economic affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici: he warned Trump that comments advocating a break-up of the EU would not get the transatlantic relationship off to the best start. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

It is fantasy to think other European countries will follow Britain in deciding to leave the European Union, a top European official said on Monday, a(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici: new VAT plan   involves “less time wasted, less red tape and fewer costs”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

The European Union has proposed new measures to simplify the way VAT is paid on goods sold online across the EU. Under new proposals unveiled by EU e(...)

US president Barack Obama:  “Austerity alone cannot deliver prosperity.” Photograph: Tobias Schwarzafp /Getty Images
Is end of austerity nigh?

Yesterday the European Commission kicked off its 2017 economic semester – its annual cycle of budgetary surveillance introduced in the wake of the fin(...)

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