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Lobbying: Parliament to decide about more transparency in next days

Dear journalists, dear friends,   Since last Monday, compromise amendments for the European Parliament’s rules of procedure offer for new hope for binding lobby transparency for MEPs. Richard Corbett, British Social-Democrat and rapporteur for the rules of procedure, tabled these compromises on the basis of Green amendments while addressing concerns of other groups. The two […]


Transparency Register: Parliament avoids steering negotiations over the cliff

Dear journalists, dear friends,   Today, the leadership of Christian-Democrats (EPP), Social-Democrats (S&D) and Liberals (ALDE) in the European Parliament turned a corner for negotiations with EU Commission and Council for a stronger Transparency Register for lobbyists last minute to avoid driving them over the cliff. Parliament’s lead-negotiators Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, FR, EP vice-president) and […]


MEP expenses: Plenary must bring transparency that Parliament’s Vice-Presidents block in the back room

Last night, the majority of the European Parliament’s Vice-Presidents (Parliament’s Bureau) blocked the attempt to correct its own decision against more transparency for MEPs’ expenses. On 2 July, Parliament’s Bureau had rejected with narrow majority proposals to require Members to keep receipts and to employ a professional paying agent to checks for their General Expenditure […]


Digital tax: Scholz has lost his sensor for justice

According to a confidential paper from the German Ministry of Finance’s management, the ministry rejects the introduction of a digital tax for companies like Google and Apple. According to the BILD newspaper, the „demonisation of large digital companies“ is deemed „not effective“ in the paper.   MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of […]

EU-Kommissar Dombrovskis präsentiert das europäische Renten-Anlageprodukt PEPP 0

Pan-European Pension Product: EU-Parliament strengthens sustainability and consumer protection

This Monday evening, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) adopted a draft regulation to introduce a pan-European pension product (short: PEPP) with a majority of Christian Democrats (EPP), Social Democrats (S&D), Liberals (ALDE) and Greens, among others. This pension product with uniform quality standards throughout Europe will be offered by private actors […]