Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne


European Parliament concludes action programme against tax evasion

Today is a good day for honest taxpayers and a bad day for the tax planning industry. The European Parliament calls for the ending of banking secrecy and a comprehensive package against aggressive tax dodging. This could balance unfair…

TEDxChange – The Big Picture today in Berlin

Today, Thursday April 5th 2012, I’m looking forward to take part at the “TEDxChange 2012 – The Big Picture” conference, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, in Berlin: The brodcast starts at 5 p.m. CEST. I’ll…

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…