Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne


Green light for a permanent tax committee

Last night, coordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee of the European Parliament agreed to create a permanent sub-committee on tax and financial crime. The Conference of Presidents of the Parliament will now need to approve the sub-committee…

ECON stimmt für EU-Haushalt zur Stärkung europäischer Aufsichtsbehörden und Bekämpfung der Geldwäsche

Am 4. September verabschiedete der Ausschuss für Wirtschaft und Währung (ECON) des Europäischen Parlaments seine Stellungnahme zum Entwurf des Jahreshaushaltsplans 2020 und zu Änderungen an EU-Haushaltslinien mit ECON-Bezug. Die beschlossene Stellungnahme richtet sich an den Haushaltsausschuss, der das letzte…

German Finance Minister Scholz blocks tax transparency

Under pressure from the European Parliament, the EU Commission has submitted a far-reaching proposal on tax transparency for large companies. According to the proposal, large companies should publish country-by-country where they generate how much profit and taxes they pay….

€10bn tax gap reveals the flaws in emission testing

A new report from the Greens/EFA group shows that the growing gap between real life CO2 emissions from cars and in lab tests has contributed to a major tax gap on cars. The study calculates for the first time…

Paradise Papers – No excuse for lack of action

The European Parliament, this morning debated the most recent revelations of the Paradise Papers and possible consequences. The recent scandal shows that the recommendations of the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into the Panama Papers must be adopted and…

Controversial tax transparency vote shifted

Just before the sensitive hearing of Jean-Claude Juncker in the PANA inquiry committee the committees on economic and monetary affairs and the legal affairs called off the vote on new tax transparency rules for transnational companies. The common voting…

Maltese Prime Minister Muscat invited to PANA inquiry committee

Today, the coordinators of the inquiry committee “money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion” (PANA) decided to invite Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The invitation will be linked to his appearance in Strasbourg in the European Parliament plenary week (from…