# Trade

The EU’s major tax-dodging cases

The high-profile cases in which the European Union's competition watchdog has launched investigations on member states for granting tax breaks to multinational companies.
"Yes we are global payers, but we have to be global players too," the head of the EU executive told lawmakers Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
"Yes we are global payers, but we have t […]

Juncker urges EU to become ‘global player’ with muscular foreign policy

Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
German economy minister Peter Altmaier pictured during a joint press conference with the European Commission Vice-President in charge of Energy at the Economy Ministry in Berlin on July 17, 2018
German economy minister Peter Altmaier p […]

Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

Germany's economy minister lashes out at US President Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.
ARCHIVE - 14.07.2017, Hamburg: Remains of glowing steel strands are stored in a container on the site of a steelworks hall. Selling steel to the US will be more expensive for companies in Germany. Photo: Christian Charisius / dpa - ATTENTION: This photo has dpa already sent on video +++ (c) dpa - News for children +++
ARCHIVE - 14.07.2017, Hamburg: Remains o […]

EU sets steel duties to shield industry against US tariff fallout

The European Union has said it will introduce retaliatory measures against US plans to impose steel and aluminum tariffs.
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. Photo: Wang Zhao / AFP
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Cou […]

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

The EU urges the US, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could otherwise spiral into "conflict and chaos".