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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Mira Pütz

EU Budget 2022: Finance Committee calls for parts of budget for European Commission, Eurostat and IASB to be put in reserve

Today, 1 September, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee gave its opinion on the Commission’s draft EU budget for 2022. A vote was held on both a decision text and budgetary amendments. Crucially, the committee has the possibility to exert pressure by allocating or withdrawing funds in order to correct deficiencies or to strengthen or […]

The EU is getting an Anti-Money Laundering Authority! EU Commission plans big move with new legislative package

After numerous major money laundering scandals, now comes the EU proposal for a joint fight against money laundering throughout Europe, including an Anti-Money Laundering Authority! We have received internal documents from the European Commission on its planned legislative package against money laundering and terrorist financing. According to these documents, the legislative package comprises four proposals: […]

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 […]