Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne


Strong signal for sustainable finance: EU Commission expert group excludes coal and nuclear power from green financial products

Today, the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group published recommendations on sustainable finance. Last spring, the EU Commission had presented various legislative proposals as part of its action plan for sustainable finance. The expert group’s recommendations relate to the classification…

Eurozone budget: Small step instead of great success

At their meeting yesterday, the finance ministers of the euro area countries wanted to agree on three key reforms to deepen the economic and monetary union: a separate budgetary instrument for the euro area, the fiscal backstop for the…

Stability of the eurozone: Commission must act against Italy and Germany

Today, the Commission has presented its European Semester 2019 Spring Package and concluded that for Italy a debt-based Excessive Deficit Procedure is warranted. If EU Member States back this assessment in the next two weeks, the EU Commission could…

Stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia, defend press freedom!

macron Dear friends, Dear interested,   Yannick Jadot and I are horrified by the arms shipments from France and Germany to Saudi Arabia, although the Macron government knew that the weapons are used against civilians in Yemen. It is one of many reasons…

Danske Bank: European Commission must now investigate money laundering scandal after EU Member States have put the brakes on the EBA

In the Danske money laundering scandal, the European Banking Authority (EBA) had gathered clear evidence of a series of violations of European law. Confidential EBA documents show that the Estonian (Finantsinspektsioon) and Danish (Finanstilsynet) financial supervisors of the Danish…