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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Month: December 2020

Petition Digital Tax Now! – Local shops close, while Amazon & Co make huge profits: the digital tax must come now!

Sign right here: https://www.change.org/digitaltax-now  Dear friends, dear interested, It is truly bitter: In many countries, local retail shops have to close before Christmas because of the Corona pandemic. This pandemic is bringing many shops to the brink of their existence. Entire city centres are threatened with economic extinction. And now, of all people, the tax […]

Towards a CRS 2.0: My action plan for greater tax transparency

Dear friends and all those who are interested, Yesterday, I have had the pleasure and privilege to speak on a panel on tax transparency at the OECD Global Forum, moderated by OECD tax chief Pascal Saint-Amans. Over the past 10 years, the leadership of the OECD, made possible by American enforcement measures, has been a […]

New EU-proposal: Batteries become clean

Today, December 10, the EU Commission presented a legislative proposal for a new battery regulation. The new regulation is intended to guarantee a safe and sustainable circular economy for all batteries on the European market. The proposal for a new regulation must now be passed by the European Parliament and the Council before it can […]

The OECD Global Forum: Extending the automatic exchange of information on tax matters

Dear friends and all those who are interested, The OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes starts on Wednesday, December 9. The Global Forum comprises over 160 member states and is the most important international institution in the fight against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. The three-day conference will […]