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ECON Vice President Brian Hayes to become lobbyist: Revolving door turns too fast once again

Today, MEP Brian Hayes, Irish Christian-Democrat and influential Vice-President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) announced on Twitter that after the end of this Parliamentary term he will become CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI): https://twitter.com/brianhayesMEP/status/1059750115173376000   MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group and […]


EU bank stress test: German banks have too little equity capital

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has just published the results of this year’s bank stress test. A total of 25 of the 48 banks are losing so much equity that they are unable to pay any more dividends. Of the 8 German banks tested, 6 are below this critical threshold. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg has crossed this […]


Europe Calling: “Our Choice for a Green Europe! Online discussion with the potential Spitzenkandidaten of the European Green Party” on 5 Nov, 6pm CET

Recording of the session:   Dear friends, dear interested,   For next year’s European elections Greens in Europe have a first choice: Who will become the European lead candidates? The election results in Bavaria, Luxembourg and Belgium have shown that Greens are gaining ground with our message for a strong European Union geared towards an […]


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 […]