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Each year, big corporations dodge between €50 - €70 billion in the EU. But there's a solution! This week, EU governments can take the decision to demand real tax transparency and make multinationals publish data on where they generate their profits and where they pay tax.

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Adoption of "Privacy Shield“, 12 July 2016

Jan Philipp Albrecht

In a landmark ruling on October 6th 2015 the European Court of Justice has ruled that data sharing between the EU and US under the Safe Harbor decision is invalid. The so called "Privacy Shield" replaces the Safe Harbor decision that stood for more than 15 years before being struck down. The Commission has today signed a blank cheque for the transfer of personal data of EU citizens to the US, without delivering equivalent data protection rights. The 'Privacy Shield' framework does not seem to address the concerns outlined by the European Court of Justice in ruling the Safe Harbor decision illegal. In particular the individual rights of consumers are still too weak and blanket surveillance measures are still in place. In this context, the Commission should not be simply accepting reassurances from the US authorities but should be insisting on improvements in the data protection guaranteed to European consumers. Despite the fact that, the EU's new Data Protection Regulation will enter into force in May 2018, a revision of the Privacy Shield to take account of these revised rules is not foreseen.

Protection of whistle-blowers

Plenary speech by Julia Reda

Protection of whistle-blowers

Plenary speech by Benedek Jávor

Video statement by Lurdes Vidal

Searching for a new narrative - Ways out of radicalisation

Video statement by MEP Helga Trüpel

Searching for a new narrative - Ways out of radicalisation

Video statement by Siamak Ahmadi

Searching for a new narrative - Ways out of radicalisation

Video statement by Malika Saissi

Searching for a new narrative - Ways out of radicalisation

Video statement by Patries Wichers

Searching for a new narrative - Ways out of radicalisation

Raphael Halet commenting on verdict in the #Luxleaks trial

Interview by Benedek Jávor

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Do not let Scotland down

Plenary speech by Alyn Smith

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Philippe Lamberts reacts to the disappointing #EUref outcome

Statement by Greens/EFA Co-President

EU governments must work together to deliver a decisive response, which can shore up confidence in the EU

European Asylum System reform

Plenary speech by Jean Lambert