Bruno Le Maire

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“The United States remains opposed to digital services taxes and similar unilateral measures,” US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The US has thrown into disarray plans for a new global tax framework for technology companies after suspending talks with European countries – and war(...)

Paschal Donohoe and Nadia Calviño (right), pictured with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici, are both seen as strong contenders to lead the eurogroup following the resignation of Portugal’s Mário Centeno. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to be a candidate to head the group of Eurozone finance ministers but only if a new government is forme(...)

French finance and economy minister Bruno Le Maire gestures as he addresses a press conference.

France won’t raise taxes even with the economy suffering a deeper recession than previously expected because of the coronavirus lockdown, finance mini(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe presents the details for the easing of the country’s lockdown at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned against “letting our guard down” when the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions next Monday. (...)

President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Commission wants the power to tap international markets to raise €100 billion in loans to help Italy, Spain and other countries worst aff(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said there was room for compromise at forthcoming meetings of EU members. Photograph: AFP via Getty

France is pushing for a common EU fund to help Europe through the coronavirus crisis, but is proposing that it be limited to five or 10 years and focu(...)

A woman works on a table with face masks and hand sanitiser inside a Paris public hospital. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP via Getty

The coronavirus epidemic is severely testing fundamental principles of European integration, including the notion of solidarity and the free movement (...)

The Chantelivre bookshop in the rue de Sèvres has window display of 36 books about hospitals, epidemics and quarantine. Photograph: Tala Skari

“Read!” president Emmanuel Macron exhorted his compatriots when he announced France’s coronavirus lockdown on March 16th. Perhaps only the French cou(...)

Combining with Bombardier Transportation would make Alstom the clear No 2 in rail equipment and help it counter the industry leader, China’s CRRC. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/File Photo/Reuters

French train maker Alstom agreed to buy the rail unit of Bombardier for as much as €6.2 billion to almost double in size, as the Canadian firm offload(...)

OECD secretary general Angel Gurría (left) and French finance minister Bruno Le Maire take part in a panel session during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) secretary general Angel Gurría said on Thursday he is confident international corporate (...)

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