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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation
Until 15 December 2021

Current Competition Policy Challenges and Agenda of the BMWK – Speech at the 21st International Cartel Conference (IKK) of the Federal Cartel Office

I delivered the following speech on 4.5.2022 at the 21st International Cartel Conference (IKK) of the Bundeskartellamt in my role as State Secretary. For more background: https://www.d-kart.de/blog/2022/05/04/antitrust-pendulum-swinging-back/ Dear Andreas Mundt, Dear Olivier and Benoit, Dear heads of agencies, Ladies and gentleman, Ø  Many thanks for the invitation. Ø  This forum is a great place to […]

Webinar “Germany: A fresh start – Where does it lead? – Your expectations on the new government & my move to Berlin”- Tue, 8 pm

Recording: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear all, The German coalition agreement offers a real opportunity for a fresh start for Germany and Europe. That was the goal for us Greens in the negotiations which we reached in many areas – while in […]

European Commission/Capital Markets Package: No major step forward for the Capital Markets Union

Today, 26 November 2021, the European Commission presented its Capital Markets Package. The package includes changes to the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR), the rules for alternative investments such as hedge funds (AIFMD), the European Long-Term Investment Funds framework (ELTIF) and the creation of a single European data hub for company data (ESAP). The […]

Ruinous tax competition for the super-rich/ study: Monacoisation of Europe

Just now, on 22 November, the EU Tax Observatory has published a study on tax dumping in the EU. More and more EU member states are courting the income tax of rich individuals from other European countries: between 1995 and today, the number of special tax regimes for the super-rich and pensioners has increased more […]

EU competition policy: Commission’s planned reform threatens expansion of renewables

Just now, on 18 November, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager presented a Communication on the review of European competition policy. Among other things, this Communication gives an update on the Commission’s ongoing work on the review of more than 20 rules and guidelines in the area of competition policy, including the revision of the Climate, Environmental Protection […]