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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Democracy & lobby

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: […]

Hungary/Von der Leyen: Move from talk to action! The attacks on the rule of law must not remain without consequences

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today (Wednesday, 7.7.2021) sharply criticised the repeated attacks on the rule of law in Hungary in the session of the European Parliament. Sven Giegold, spokesperson for the German Greens in the European Parliament, said: “It is good that von der Leyen wants to take action against the dismantling […]

Consumer Credit/EU Commission: No breakthrough for consumer protection

Today, 30 June 2021, the European Commission presented its plans for a revision of the Consumer Credit Directive. The directive has not been revised since its adoption in 2008, before the global financial crisis. With today’s proposals, the Commission wants to strengthen consumer protection, but also cut red tape for providers. Among other things, the […]

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 […]

Europe Calling “Surveillance capitalism” with Shoshana Zuboff & Max Schrems – Monday, 28/6/2021, 7:30pm CEST

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear interested, Tracked, traced and manipulated: On the internet, the digital marketplace of our society, we as users have become the source of a free commodity – suppliers of behavioral data. Hardly anything works anymore without the […]