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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Month: November 2021

European Commission/Capital Markets Package: No major step forward for the Capital Markets Union

Today, 26 November 2021, the European Commission presented its Capital Markets Package. The package includes changes to the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR), the rules for alternative investments such as hedge funds (AIFMD), the European Long-Term Investment Funds framework (ELTIF) and the creation of a single European data hub for company data (ESAP). The […]

Ruinous tax competition for the super-rich/ study: Monacoisation of Europe

Just now, on 22 November, the EU Tax Observatory has published a study on tax dumping in the EU. More and more EU member states are courting the income tax of rich individuals from other European countries: between 1995 and today, the number of special tax regimes for the super-rich and pensioners has increased more […]

EU competition policy: Commission’s planned reform threatens expansion of renewables

Just now, on 18 November, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager presented a Communication on the review of European competition policy. Among other things, this Communication gives an update on the Commission’s ongoing work on the review of more than 20 rules and guidelines in the area of competition policy, including the revision of the Climate, Environmental Protection […]

Europe Calling “Climate policy in the Energy Price Trap – How climate protection & affordable energy go together” – 23.11., 8 pm

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends & all that are interested, We are experiencing another price crisis of fossil energies and a mismanaged and delayed energy transition. The enormous increase in energy prices all over Europe is causing many people great concern. Many […]

Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria: A vote for European values

The anti-corruption party “We Continue the Change” (“PP”) has presumably won the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria. According to the Bulgarian election authority, after around 50 per cent of the votes had been counted, PP came in first place with just under 26%. The national-conservative GERB party of ex-Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, who is involved in […]

SLAPP/Press freedom: European Parliament condemns attack on press and civil society through intimidation lawsuits

Dear friends and all those who are interested, The European Parliament has just adopted with a large majority a report against the restriction of freedom of the press and freedom of expression through so-called SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation). The aim of these SLAPP court cases is to silence critical journalists, environmentalists and […]