Sven Giegold
Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA Group

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Month: April 2020

Invitation to the “First German-Italian digital Citizens’ Assembly” with well-known guests on Thu, April 30 2020, at 8:00 p.m.

Limited places, register here.   Dear friends, dear interested,   The corona virus has not only brought sufferings to thousands of families in Europe, it has also intensified divisions within the European Union. The European unification is once again in great danger. Europe is weakened when countries that have particularly benefited from the European single […]

THE SPINELLI GROUP: A Federal Europe – the way out of the crisis

This report suggests a way to break the deadlock over the MFF. We recommend restructuring the EU budget into federal and confederal parts. Eurobonds could then be launched without changing the treaty or breaking the balanced budget rule, and at no extra cost to national treasuries. Only if the EU acts federally will it acquire […]

Commission proposal on banks in the Corona crisis: One-sided proposals for capital relief

Today Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis presented proposals for a temporary reduction of capital requirements in the Corona crisis. The Commission wants to ensure that banks continue to provide credit to the real economy despite the crisis. The package of measures includes a proposal to compensate for the effect of the new accounting rules (IFRS9) […]

ESAs proposal for ESG disclosure standards: Funny lobby outcomes. Need for definition of fossil sector beyond coal

The three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published their consultation on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures in the context of the ESG disclosure regulation. On the basis of a draft regulatory technical standard, they seek input on proposed ESG disclosure standards for financial market participants, advisers and products. Under the regulation on sustainability-related disclosures […]

Motion of Resolution of German Greens on European response to Corona

Dear friends, Dear interested, I would like to inform you about a draft resolution on the European response to the corona crisis proposed by the Green group in the German Parliament which is debated today. We are very pleased that we have achieved an alignment with our Coronabonds position in the European Parliament. The German […]