Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne


Letter to ECB President Draghi on carbon bubble

Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, and Sven Giegold (MEP) wrote a letter to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi with regards to the growing concern of a potential risk for an EU financial carbon bubble. Bütikofer…

ECB forced to fill void left by Euro state governments’ inaction

The European Central Bank is today set to announce a scheme of quantitative easing – buying sovereign bonds on the secondary market – in response to deflation in the Eurozone. Commenting on the anticipated decision, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts…

Heute im Europaparlament: Anhörung Lautenschläger

Der Wirtschafts- und Währungsausschuss (ECON) des Europäischen Parlaments wird heute Sabine Lautenschläger als Kandidatin der EZB zur stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden der gemeinsamen EU-Bankenaufsicht anhören. Die Sitzung beginnt heute um 19:30 Uhr in Straßburg. Ihr könnt…

Banking supervision: A leap ahead for Europe

Today a large majority in the European Parliament voted in favour of legislation to establish a new European banking supervision mechanism within the European Central Bank. After a year of wrangling about the details, the way was…

EU banking union

Landmark banking supervision rules approved; final go-ahead pending agreement on EP scrutiny An agreement on new EU legislation creating a European banking supervision mechanism was given provisional approval by the European Parliament today but a final vote on the legislation…

EU banking supervision legislation
Agreement welcome but EP must now ensure final legislation not riddled with loopholes

Commenting on the late night agreement between EU finance ministers on draft new legislation introducing a supervisory system for European banks, Green finance spokesperson Sven Giegold, who is draftsperson/rapporteur for the EP on the European Banking Authority supervision file,…

ECB executive board – Chicanery over Mersch appointment prevented

The expected appointment of Yves Mersch to the executive board of the European Central Bank by Eurozone governments, using a written procedure with no debate, has been blocked after at least one EU member state raised concerns with the…