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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Month: June 2021

Consumer Credit/EU Commission: No breakthrough for consumer protection

Today, 30 June 2021, the European Commission presented its plans for a revision of the Consumer Credit Directive. The directive has not been revised since its adoption in 2008, before the global financial crisis. With today’s proposals, the Commission wants to strengthen consumer protection, but also cut red tape for providers. Among other things, the […]

Money laundering in the banking sector: EU Court of Auditors gives European institutions a damning report card

28 June. The European Court of Auditors has just published its special report on EU anti-money laundering measures in the banking sector. Their verdict: “EU efforts to fight money laundering in the banking sector are fragmented and implementation is insufficient”. The auditors criticise a “lack of coordination at EU level” to prevent money laundering and […]

Unprecedented: Malta placed on the global grey list for money laundering

Today, June 25, Malta was placed on the FATF’s list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring, better known as the ‘grey list’. It is the first time that an EU Member State has been placed on this list due to increased and persistent money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is […]

Important step against lobby influence: Ombudswoman investigates revolving-door case at the European Investment Bank

Dear friends and all those who are interested, This is a small but important victory against lobby influence in the European institutions! Today, 25 June 2021, the European Ombudswoman Emily O’Reilly has today launched an investigation into the latest revolving door case at the European Investment Bank (EIB). She will investigate whether the EIB imposed […]

Europe Calling “Surveillance capitalism” with Shoshana Zuboff & Max Schrems – Monday, 28/6/2021, 7:30pm CEST

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear interested, Tracked, traced and manipulated: On the internet, the digital marketplace of our society, we as users have become the source of a free commodity – suppliers of behavioral data. Hardly anything works anymore without the […]

Success: Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism – Call for submission open

Dear friends, dear interested, From today (Wed, 23/6/21), submissions are open for the first Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism. Until 1 September 2021, outstanding pieces of in-depth journalism can be submitted by the authors themselves or anyone else here: The prize of €20.000 will be awarded annually by an independent jury. As it […]