EU leaders agree to some movement on tax avoidance and statement of principles on energy
Austria and Luxembourg relinquished some of their
resistance to an expansion of scope to the savings tax directive at the summit
of European Union leaders today (22 May), agreeing to a timeline
which states a deal would be made by the end of the year.
Finance ministers from the two countries have resisted the changes envisaged, which would enable [...] Read more
Leaders vote to overrule Lisbon Treaty's plan for reduction in the number of commissioners
Group leaders decide to wait for committee session at which OLAF's chief will face questions.
MEPs unite to criticise tax evasion.
Agreement hoped for on overhaul of state aid
Hollande's declaration to inject new life into the European Union has no substance
As if the European quarter of Brussels did not have enough construction sites already, work is to begin next month on another large office development – this time at the behest of the ever-expansionist European Parliament.
EU leaders to discuss tax issues today, with Ireland under pressure over its tax rates.
Six candidates have met selection criteria, half of them MEPs.
German economy minister says Commission action could lead to a trade dispute.
EU-China trade disputes raise fears of retaliation
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Special report: The Irish presidency of the EU
Published Thursday, 20 December 2012
As Ireland prepares to take over the Council presidency for the seventh time since joining the Union, we look at its main priorities and what [...]
Ireland's commitment to the business agenda should not be in doubt.
Ireland believes it can have significant impact in preparing trade talks with the United States.
Why the MFF is one of the most pressing priorities for the Irish Presidency.
Profiles of the major players in the Irish Presidency.
Ireland's fragile governing coalition may find itself distracted by uncertainty and disunity at home
Why it may seem difficult for Ireland to be leading discussions in the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) council over the next six months.
Ireland's government is again looking to agriculture as a stable source of prosperity.