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German Finance Minister Scholz blocks tax transparency

Under pressure from the European Parliament, the EU Commission has submitted a far-reaching proposal on tax transparency for large companies. According to the proposal, large companies should publish country-by-country where they generate how much profit and taxes they pay. This proposal of ‘country-by-country reporting’ was a great success for us Greens in the European Parliament, […]


EU-Singapore Agreement: Financial risk for Europe

Tomorrow the EU Parliament will vote on the EU-Singapore trade agreement. Among other things, the agreement creates a loophole for investors in government bonds in the event of debt rescheduling in an EU country. The Dutch non-governmental organisation SOMO recently pointed this out in a study.   The spokesperson for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in the […]

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On lobby transparency, Finnish embassy to the EU leads by example: other government representations need to follow!

Since early 2019, the Finnish Permanent Representation (PermRep) to the EU is the first to proactively publish lobby meetings online: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/eu/meetings (translated below). Meetings of the Finnish Permanent Representative and his deputy are published, those of the 90 other staff so far not. 3 other PermReps sent their lobby meetings upon request to the NGO […]


New study by Transparency International: Eurogroup is the EU’s black hole

Commenting on today’s Transparency International study on the Eurogroup’s lack of transparency, accountability and democratic scrutiny, Sven Giegold, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions, said:   „The study by Transparency International puts its finger into the wound of European democracy: the Eurogroup is the EU’s black hole. It […]