Sven Giegold

Month: October 2021

LuxLetters/Hearing: Short notice cancellation by Luxembourg’s finance minister and tax authorities is unacceptable

Today, 28 October, a public hearing on the LuxLetters scandal is taking place in the FISC subcommittee of the European Parliament. In July, the international “LuxLetters” investigations had revealed that Luxembourg continued to grant tailor-made tax advantages to large companies even after the LuxLeaks scandal in 2014. In order to keep these secret from other […]

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New banking rules strengthen financial stability in Europe

Today, 27 October 2021, the EU Commission presented its proposals for the revision of the European banking rules CRR/CRD. They determine above all how much equity and liquidity credit institutions must hold. The main aim of today’s proposal is to transpose the last outstanding elements of Basel III into European law. Basel III refers to […]

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Meltdown for Europe’s energy transition: Stop the greenwashing of nuclear power and gas!

Please sign the Petition here now! Dear friends, dear interested, While the negotiations of the EU’s “Fit-for-55” climate package are in progress, a fatal decision is looming. The climate neutrality and sustainability of Europe’s energy supply is at stake. Specifically: New nuclear and gas power plants are to be classified as “sustainable investments”. This would […]

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Coalition talks have started – Now we negotiate the fresh start for Germany in Europe!

Dear friends, dear interested, The coalition negotiations for the first traffic light coalition at the federal level in Germany have now started. In the coming weeks, we will discuss all the issues for the joint government, build bridges and resolve conflicts in 22 specialized working groups. In addition to members of the Bundestag, party representatives […]

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MEPs call out role of EU politicians, UK & US in money laundering, tax evasion & avoidance

The European Parliament adopted a report on the Pandora Papers, in the wake of the revelations by the ICIJ and others into global tax avoidance, evasion and money laundering. The report was an initiative of the Greens/EFA Group. For the first time, this report sees the European Parliament condemns the role of the United States […]

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Commission work programme 2022: chemicals strategy delayed

The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022. The programme contains a zero pollution package, but numerous legislative proposals that have already been announced for 2022 are missing, especially in the area of chemical policy. The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability was adopted by the EU Commission a year ago. It contains numerous […]

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