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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Mira Pütz

Strong call from the European Parliament to improve cooperation in tax matters – not only in the digital realm

Yesterday evening (Wednesday 10 March), the European Parliament adopted a strong parliamentary position for greater cooperation in tax matters by a large majority. 568 MEPs voted in favour of the report yesterday. The 63 votes against were cast primarily by MEPs from the right-wing “Identity and Democracy” group and the “European Conservatives and Reformists”. In […]

Anti-Money Laundering Directive: infringement proceedings against Germany are justified

The EU Commission has initiated the first stage of infringement proceedings against Germany regarding the implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. At the same time, proceedings were initiated against Romania and Portugal. So far, Germany has not implemented the directive properly. The transposition deadline expired on 27 June 2017. Other rules of the Anti-Money […]

Tax havens: EU’s procrastination on Turkey is an invitation to evade taxes

The permanent representatives of the EU member states are expected to announce the updated EU list of tax havens tomorrow (17 February). Turkey will receive a further deferral until the end of June 2021 to implement measures for greater tax transparency. The country has long been criticised for not implementing the automatic exchange of tax-related […]