Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne

blacklist

Tax haven blacklist exposes double standards of EU governments

Today (Tuesday, 18 February), the European Union’s Ministers of Economy and Finance presented the updated list of tax havens, to include also Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau, because they do not meet at least one of the European Union’s tax good governance criteria: tax transparency, fair taxation and real economic activity. Sven […]

Money laundering blacklist must be approved and all country assessments published

On 13 February, the EU Commission presented a new blacklist of 23 high-risk countries for money laundering and terrorist financing. The Commission adopted the list in the form of a Delegated Regulation. The European Parliament and the Council of Member States are given one month for approval of the blacklist, with a possible one-month extension. […]

Tax haven blacklist: Greens/EFA Group calls for transparency

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament calls on the Bulgarian Presidency and the chair person of the “Code of Conduct Group” to be more transparent and accountable. In a letter sent today, Thursday, 18th of January, the Greens/EFA group calls on the Council to publish all the commitments of the 55 countries on the […]

Tax havens: EU black list to be created in the dark

The EU’s economic and financial ministers have today agreed on key rules for blacklisting tax havens. The EU list shall only consist of countries outside of the EU and prepare EU sanctions against states with non-cooperative tax practices.   MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented: “It is good […]