Sven Giegold


Good news for climate, circular economy & innovation: EU countries adopt regulation for sustainable products (eco-design)

Dear friends, Today, the Council of EU Member States adopted the next big milestone of the European Green Deal. The new Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) will make sustainable products the standard in the EU internal market. The previous Ecodesign Directive will thus be comprehensively modernised. In future, products will have to be energy efficient and […]

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Heart of the European Green Deal agreed

Dear Friends, dear interested, Following the Council of Member States, the European Parliament has just adopted the heart of the European Green Deal. The package includes: The tightening of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for energy production and industry (ETS1). Reform to include aviation in emissions trading The safeguard for energy-intensive industry through a border […]

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Milestone in the fight against money laundering and organised financial crime

Dear friends, dear interested, Last week, on Wednesday 26 October 2022, Germany has taken a big step in the enforcement of sanctions against oligarchs and the fight against money laundering as well as organised financial crime: the Federal Cabinet passed the draft of the “Second Sanctions Enforcement Act” (SDG II). Unlike the first SDG, which […]

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Social Economy: Joint letter with Spain to strengthen the social economy in Europe

Dear friends, In the coalition agreement, we as the German federal government committed ourselves to strengthen the social economy for the common good. At the same time, the EU Commission has presented important cornerstones for this with its Action Plan for the Social Economy. However, important measures to strengthen the social economy throughout Europe and […]

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Arms exports: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs presents key points for a values-based arms export law

Please also share my tweet here (in German) Dear friends, dear interested, Our Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has now presented the key points for the Arms Export Control Act (REKG) agreed in the coalition agreement. In future, compliance with human rights and European arms cooperation will have greater weight in decisions on […]

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Germany proposes European Platform for Transformational Technologies

Dear friends, On Thursday, 29.9.2022, I presented on behalf of Germany at the EU Competitiveness Council in Brussels an industrial policy initiative to strengthen strategic technology sectors for transformation. The Platform for Transformational Technologies is intended to create an alliance between politics, industry and research. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton as well as numerous member states […]

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