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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Month: April 2021

Brexit agreement: EU upholds standards against money laundering and tax avoidance

Today, 27 April, the European Parliament will vote on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement has been provisionally in force since 1 January 2021. MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group, commented: “The UK did not get everything it wanted. In the area of financial services, Europe has […]

Malta: a new low in the sale of golden passports

Recent revelations show that Malta is selling Maltese citizenships, and by extension European citizenship rights, to foreign investors without requiring them to have a “genuine link” to the country. The revelations are based on leaked emails from Henley & Partners, which describes itself as a “global leader in residence and citizenship planning”. The documents show […]

EU climate law: member states put the brakes on ambition, use accounting tricks to increase climate target

Link, to spread this information on twitter/facebook: https://sven-giegold.de/en/low-ambition-member-states-tricks Dear friends dear interested, Unfortunately, today started with very sobering news. After 15 hours of intense negotiations between the European Parliament, the Member States and the European Commission, the first European climate law is in place. But what should have been a milestone for climate protection turns […]