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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Heraldo Hettich

My question to the Commission concerning the declaration of financial interests of Stella Kyriakides

(Picture from Commission Homepage: Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart) My Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 138) In her Declaration of Financial Interests, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has listed a number of management positions for her husband Kyriakos Kyriakides. However, the company MARALO LIMITED does not appear, even though Kyriakos Kyriakides is listed as a managing […]

Greensill Bank: Deposit insurance must be rigorously linked to risk

Media reports in recent days suggest that Bremen-based Greensill Bank AG could be in acute distress. The bank is a subsidiary of the British-Australian group Greensill Capital, which specialises in supply chain finance. The group had to file for bankruptcy protection in Australia this week after Crédit Suisse and Swiss asset manager GAM stopped important […]

New study: Bayer AG promotes disastrous tax competition in Germany and Europe

Today (1 March), the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament publishes a study on unfair tax competition. Using the example of the German Bayer AG, the study examines how large corporations save taxes by actively using and even promoting tax competition between municipalities and states within Europe. Previously, our group had already investigated BASF, IKEA, […]

New revelations on Luxembourg: Governments must put a stop to tax tricks

International research by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, OCCRP and other media partners reveals with new data that Luxembourg remains a thriving tax haven – even after the LuxLeaks scandal. For the first time, they have made the entire beneficial ownership transparency register for companies and investment funds in Luxembourg completely searchable. More than 250 billionaires […]

Invitation: “Competition policy contributing to the EU Green Deal” with Commissioners Vestager & Timmermans, Thu, 4/2/2021, 9-15.15 CET

Dear friends and all those who are interested, For the European Green Deal and the target of climate neutrality by 2050 to succeed, a large common effort is needed on national as well as European level. European competition policy plays a central part in this, because green companies and investments are dependent on truly fair […]