Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne


Solvency II / Omnibus II: Lobby Festival in the European Parliament

The Lisbon treaty, the new European supervisory authorities and the experiences of the financial crisis all required changes to the legislative framework for the European insurance industry (Solvency II). The so called Omnibus II directive drafted to implement those…

Greens/EFA call for initiation of Article 7 procedure against Hungary

As a response to the deterioration of the political situation in Hungary, Rebecca Harms and Dany Cohn-Bendit, Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA group in the European parliament, today called for the initiation of a procedure under Article 7 of the…

Commission proposal on European social entrepreneurship funds: a milestone for the recognition of the social and solidarity economy

The European Commission today adopted a proposal on social entrepreneurship funds. Commenting on the proposal, Green financial spokesperson and shadow rapporteur on this legislative file Sven Giegold said: “With this proposal Commissioner Barnier lays the foundations for…

Press release ALTER-EU: Parliament blocks expert groups’ budget until safeguards against their capture by special interests and increased transparency are introduced

The Plenary of the European Parliament yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of freezing part of the budget for the European Commission’s expert groups until new rules are introduced to provide safeguards against their capture by special interests and to…

Eurozone crisis: Support the ECB!

Commenting on the latest developments in the Eurozone crisis, Greens/EFA economic affairs spokesperson Sven Giegold MEP said: “EU leaders cannot pull the wool over the eyes of the markets, without an economically and politically credible crisis response mechanism, the Eurozone…

Beyond the ‘big three’ ratings agencies

It is time for an independent European agency to provide sovereign debt ratings – ending the dominance of Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, argues Sven Giegold MEP. Ever since the railway expansion in 19th century America, credit rating agencies…