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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Democracy & lobby

Brexit agreement: EU upholds standards against money laundering and tax avoidance

Today, 27 April, the European Parliament will vote on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement has been provisionally in force since 1 January 2021. MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group, commented: “The UK did not get everything it wanted. In the area of financial services, Europe has […]

Malta: a new low in the sale of golden passports

Recent revelations show that Malta is selling Maltese citizenships, and by extension European citizenship rights, to foreign investors without requiring them to have a “genuine link” to the country. The revelations are based on leaked emails from Henley & Partners, which describes itself as a “global leader in residence and citizenship planning”. The documents show […]

Urgent Petition: Save the European Green Deal!

Sign here: Dear friends, dear interested The European election was the first-ever climate election. Millions of people took to the streets. Their demand to politicians: Finally take the climate crisis and science seriously! However, it turns out that these calls were not actually heard. The new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen launched […]

My question to the Commission concerning the declaration of financial interests of Stella Kyriakides

(Picture from Commission Homepage: Photographer: Jennifer Jacquemart) My Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 138) In her Declaration of Financial Interests, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has listed a number of management positions for her husband Kyriakos Kyriakides. However, the company MARALO LIMITED does not appear, even though Kyriakos Kyriakides is listed as a managing […]

My plenary speech on the Rule of law in Malta: justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Today, the European Parliament held a plenary session to address the rule of law in Malta and recent developments in the investigation of the assassination of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Reason for the last-minute addition to the plenary agenda was the arrest of Keith Schembri, former head of cabinet of the Maltese Prime […]