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

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Irland

McGuinness to become Irish Commissioner: A convinced European for financial markets – questions remain

This morning, Commission President von der Leyen has proposed Mairead McGuinness as candidate to succeed the resigned Irish Commissioner Hogan to the Council and the European Parliament. McGuinness’ portfolio is financial services, financial stability and capital markets union. Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis takes over the trade portfolio from Hogan. The Irish government had proposed to the […]

EU tax day: Defeat in Apple state aid case must be wakeup call for German Council presidency

Today, the General Court of the European Union annulled the Commission’s 2016 state aid decision concerning Apple in Ireland. The European Commission had previously concluded that tax breaks approved by Apple in Ireland and Apple’s European corporate structure had led to illegal state aid. The Commission decided that Apple should repay €13 billion plus interest […]