Sven Giegold


Letter to Dijsselbloem: Are the Netherlands undermining the work of the Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation?

In the first semester of 2016, the Netherlands are chairing the Council of the EU. This also applies to the Code of Conduct Group (CoCG) on Business Taxation which is dedicated to eliminate harmful tax measures. On 2 February 2016, the CoCG discussed the presidency work programme. Notably missing was the topic of outbound payments, […]


Dutch government obstructing TAXE investigation

First anniversary of the LuxLeaks scandal: The government of the Netherlands is obstructing the investigations On the occasion of a delegation visit of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee  (ECON) I gave a press conference in The Hague on the hindrance of the on-going investigation by the European Parliament of the LuxLeaks scandal. The Dutch […]


Dutch government: Obstructing the TAXE investigation of the European Parliament

On the 4th of November the LuxLeaks tax scandal celebrates its first anniversary. The European Parliament’s special committee investigating tax avoidance has voted on its report. The report denounces maladministration and failures of the EU member states and the Commission and calls for stricter rules against tax dumping by big multinationals.   However, the job […]