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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Appeal “Let’s change Europe”

MEPs launch online appeal for fair economic and social policies in a time of crisis A group of MEPs today launched the cross-party appeal “Let’s change Europe” criticising current economic and social policies in the EU and calling for a change of course. It’s the economic governance package, in particular, that’s in the line of […]

Solidarity with Japan! Fukushima is everywhere!

Call for solemn  vigil (″Mahnwache″) in Brussels on Monday, 14th of March, from 6-6:30 pm, in  front of the European Parliament As a reaction to the various catastrophes in Japan during the last days, solemn vigils are going to be held all over Germany this evening. Following this idea, we call for a solemn vigil […]

Green MEPs demand lower interest rates for Greece

On the occasion of today’s disbursement of 6,5 bn EUR in the framework of the Greek adjustment programme the European parliamentarians Michail Tremopoulos (Greek Greens) and Sven Giegold (German Greens and Green coordinator in the Economic and Monetary Committee) declared: “The adjustment programme has not solved the deep problems of the Greek economy but added […]

Irish Times: Ireland criticised over corporation tax

Ireland criticised over corporation tax MARIE O’HALLORAN Wed, Sep 22, 2010 IRELAND’S CORPORATION tax policy has come in for renewed criticism with a senior member of the German Greens describing it as an “unjustified privilege” and “illegitimate preference”. Sven Giegold said the bond spreads or cost of borrowing for Ireland “have reached Greek levels, creating […]

Economic and Monetary Affairs committee supports stronger rules for financial markets

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 11 May 2010   EU Financial Supervision: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee supports stronger rules for financial markets Commenting on yesterday’s vote in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee on a single European financial supervisor, Sven Giegold, rapporteur for the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said: “MEPs from virtually all […]