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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

About me

ESMA report on Wirecard reveals deficits at BaFin

Today, 3 November 2020, the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) presented its long-awaited report on the role of the German financial supervisor BaFin and the German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (FREP) in the Wirecard accounting scandal. In Germany, BaFin and FREP are jointly responsible for the enforcement of financial reporting. ESMA publishes guidelines aimed at […]

European chemicals strategy: Commission presents strong blueprint for transition of the chemical industry

Today, Wednesday, the Commission presented its long-awaited Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Almost 20 years after the Commission last presented a comprehensive paper on chemicals policy, today’s publication is intended to pave the way towards a toxic-free environment. The chemicals strategy is the first concrete implementation of the “zero pollution” ambition of the European Green Deal. […]

New subcommittee on tax in the European Parliament: Green priorities for European tax justice

Dear friends, Dear interested, The corona crisis is leaving massive holes in the public coffers of European countries. However, the economic recovery and green transformation won’t work with austerity programmes but require courageous investments in the future. In the coming months and years, this will bring the fight against tax evasion, tax avoidance and money […]

Moria! 169 MEPs call for emergency evacuation and relocation – Letter to Commission and Council Presidency

The letter (PDF) can be found here: To: Vice-President Margaritis Schinas Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson Federal Minister for the Interior, Horst Seehofer Brussels, 11 September 2020   Dear Vice-President Schinas, Dear Commissioner Johansson, Dear Minister Seehofer, The fire in the EU’s biggest refugee camp Moria is a humanitarian disaster and a disaster […]