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Insurers: EIOPA must ensure transparency in solvency reports

Until 7 May, insurers were required to disclose for the second time data on their financial strength that go far beyond the figures stated in their annual reports. For the benefit of consumers, the European regulatory framework for the supervision of insurance companies „Solvency II“, introduced in 2016, obliges insurers to annually provide information on […]

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New: Green changemakers unite!

Dear friends, dear readers, The European Green Party (EGP) has now launched a network of changemakers. Under the name „Tilt!“, changemakers throughout Europe are now networking to launch joint actions and campaigns. The network is aimed at all Greens, but also at all friends of our ideas. My request to you: Join in and register […]

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Green letter to Cecila Malmström

In the light of the recent trade conflict with the United States Yannick Jadot and Sven Giegold have written a common letter to EU trade commissioner Malmström. The letter is documented below.   Dear Commissioner Malmström, We are highly concerned by the escalation of the trade conflict between the United States of America and our […]

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First hearing of the TAX3 Committee: Commission must put forward proposals for a European Anti-Money Laundering Authority

Today, the European Parliament’s new Special Committee TAX3 held its first public hearing on the fight against money laundering in the European banking system. Bank supervisors and anti-money laundering authorities from Latvia, Malta and Estonia, as well as representatives of the European Banking Authority (EBA), European Central Bank (ECB) and the Single Resolution Board (SRB), […]

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Initiative report on sustainable finance: Green success for financial reform

Today the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) adopted its own-initiative report on Sustainable Finance. The report was drafted by Green rapporteur Molly Scott Cato (UK) and supported by a large majority of Greens, Christian Democrats (EPP), Social Democrats (S&D) and Left Party (GUE) , while liberals (ALDE) voted against. The aim of […]

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Victory for the protection of whistleblowers

Whistleblowers should be better protected in the future. The European Commission presented its draft directive today. It takes up key demands of the Greens/EFA Group, which took the initiative for better protection of whistleblowers against the background of the trial against the LuxLeaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour on 4 May 2016. Greens/EFA had also presented an […]

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EU-Register for Lobbyists: Giegold demands transparent transparency negotiations

Tuesday evening, 17 April 2018, EU Commission, European Parliament and Council met for the first negotiation on the EU Transparency Register on the political level. The meeting led to a hard confrontation: While the Commission delivered ambitious lip services intending to make the Transparency Register “mandatory”, neither Parliament nor Council offered enough to make this […]

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Malta: European Parliament will respond forcefully

As a reaction to new revelations on the rule of law in Malta the European Parliament’s mission to Malta has just met on my initiative this morning in Strasbourg. We decided: to ask for a meeting with our own Conference of Presidents with a view to a debate the situation with the EU Commission and […]

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MEPs want broadening of the scope of inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

Strasbourg, 18 April 2018 – Members of the European Parliament Delegation to Malta following the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia on October 16th 2017 request Maltese Police and prosecutorial authorities to broaden the scope of the criminal investigation and look seriously into people with motivation to order the journalist’ assassination. Three men were arrested in […]