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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Yannick Böttcher

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 […]

PandoraPapers: Tougher measures against tax evasion and money laundering need

New international investigative research by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on the subject of tax evasion and money laundering was published today. The revelations are based on the largest tax data leak of all time. 600 journalists from 117 countries collaborated on this project. The enormous data set comprises 11.9 million documents from […]

Air quality: WHO recommends stricter limit values for air pollutants – EU needs to catch up

Dear friends, dear interested parties, today is a good day for clean air! The World Health Organization (WHO) presented its updated air quality recommendations today, September 22nd. This is good news for our health, because air pollution is the greatest environmental health risk in Europe! Today the WHO recommends significantly lowering the limit values ​​for […]

Commission Anti-Money Laundering Proposals major step forward

Today, the European Commission has released its long-waited Anti-Money Laundering (AML) package. This package is a major step-forward and implements key long standing demands of the Greens/EFA Group and the European Parliament. The package proposes a regulation that will transfer existing and strengthened AML provisions from previous directives. The package proposes setting up an EU […]