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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

EU Budget 2022: Finance Committee calls for parts of budget for European Commission, Eurostat and IASB to be put in reserve

Today, 1 September, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee gave its opinion on the Commission’s draft EU budget for 2022. A vote was held on both a decision text and budgetary amendments. Crucially, the committee has the possibility to exert pressure by allocating or withdrawing funds in order to correct deficiencies or to strengthen or […]

Europe Calling “Locally Employed Civilians in Afghanistan – How can we save those in need of protection now?” – Thu, 19 Aug, 7pm

Recording here: By loading the video, you accept YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unlock YouTuben Dear friends, dear interested, The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. With the capture of the capital Kabul, the Taliban have brought large parts of the country under their control. Especially those people who are committed to the […]

Forever Chemicals/PFAS: EU Commission confirms ban until 2022

Dear friends, dear interested, This is really good news for our health. In response to a written question (see below) from my colleague Jutta Paulus and me, the EU Commission has now set a deadline: The so-called forever chemicals from the PFAS group (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) will be banned. In fire-fighting foams already in […]

Environmental rule of law needed to protect the Elbe

The Czech Republic and Germany have concluded an intergovernmental agreement on the navigability of the Elbe. The expansion of the Elbe is to ensure navigation on 340 days a year from 2030. Germany wants to ensure a navigable depth of 140 cm, the Czech Republic 230 cm. To achieve this, dams would have to be […]