Sven Giegold

tax Justice

Invitation: Press briefing: Tax justice and poverty – Tuesday, 10/12/2019, 18:00 

Dear Journalists, I cordially invite you to a press briefing „Tax Justice and Poverty“ of the Jesuit European Social Centre. On 10 December, the „Human Rights Day“, representatives of the European Parliament and the EU Commission, researchers, tax and advocacy experts from NGOs and church backgrounds will discuss tax evasion and illegal financial flows between […]


Hour of truth: German government teams up with EU tax havens and prevents tax transparency of large companies

EU Member States continue to block public tax transparency of large companies. At today’s meeting of the relevant Council Working Party on Company Law, the representatives of the national governments were again unable to agree on a common position on the Commission proposal for so-called country-by-country reporting. Cyprus, Malta, Austria, Hungary, Estonia, Luxembourg, Latvia, Ireland, […]


Invitation tele-press conference: Greens/EFA ten point plan for tax justice

Dear correspondents, Tomorrow (Tuesday, 14 May), the Greens/EFA group will launch a ten point plan for tax justice. The next European Commission will be faced with tackling the rampant tax avoidance and evasion as well as money laundering. Greens/EFA have been pioneering the EU tax agenda since the publication of the LuxLeaks and Panama Papers. […]


New tax special committee: New money laundering scandals must be investigated immediately

  The European Parliament has today approved the establishment of a new special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. The Plenary adopted with broad majority the mandate containing many Green proposals. The Special Committee will be composed of 45 members. The vote on the membership of the committee is due to take […]


Empty EU tax package is a drop in the bucket

The European Commission has outlined its ‚tax transparency package‘ today. As a consequence of Luxembourg Leaks the EU Commission suggests to change only one provision in one directive. The Commission sketches out its future plans in a communication. Commenting on the proposals, Green economic and finance spokesperson Sven Giegold stated: „What the Commission presented today […]