Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

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Green light for a permanent tax committee

Last night, coordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee of the European Parliament agreed to create a permanent sub-committee on tax and financial crime. The Conference of Presidents of the Parliament will now need to approve the sub-committee…

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…