© European Union 2014 - Source EP

Profile

Sven Giegold

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845369
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175369
E-Mail
Office

Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
08H359
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Winston Churchill
M01066
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
CountryGermany
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Economic and Monetary Affairs (Member)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Substitute Member)
Economic and Monetary Affairs (Coordinator)
Tax matters (subcommittee) (Member)
Delegations Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and European Economic Area (EEA) (Vice-Chair)
Web http://www.sven-giegold.de/
Social Media http://twitter.com/sven_giegold
http://www.facebook.com/sven.giegold
 

> Declaration of financial interests 
> Declaration of good conduct


Relevant Articles

Commission launches proceedings against Malta & Cyprus

Golden passports: quote from Sven Giegold MEP

Today, the European Commission announced that it is launching infringement proceedi...

Chemical Industry /BASF
Purple 10tacle/flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
en | de

European transformation in chemicals policy draws closer

Chemicals Strategy

Today, the European Commission has just presented its Chemicals Strategy for Sustai...

en | de

Daphne Caruana Galizia prize for journalists agreed by European Parliament

Quotes from Heidi Hautala MEP and Sven Giegold MEP

The Bureau of the European Parliament has just agreed to launch the Daphne Caruana Galizia prize for journalism. The prize, proposed by the Greens/EFA group, will distinguish outstanding journalism revolving around the principles and values of the European Union.

Money Laundering
Images_of_Money | CC BY 2.0
en | de | fr

Revelations about government failures must be a wake-up call

FinCEN files

The latest revelations by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reveal the involvement of internationally operating banks in money laundering operations by the Mafia and by despots, oligarchs, terrorists and drug lords.

money euro coins
en | de

Apple ruling wake-up call for EU on tax legislation

Tax Justice

On Wednesday 15th of July the General Court of the European Union annulled the Commission's 2016 state aid decision concerning Apple in Ireland. The ruling by the General Court on illegal state aid to Apple in Ireland is a huge setback in the fight against tax dumping in Europe.

MEPs vote for more action to tackle money laundering

Quotes from Saskia Bricmont MEP and Sven Giegold MEP

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on amendments to its resolution on Anti-Money Laundering (A...

Kid with toys.
©kelli-mcclintock
en | fr | de

European Parliament calls for paradigm shift for sustainable chemicals and toxic-free environment

Chemical Strategy

The Greens/EFA group are calling for endocrine disrupters, used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging to be banned, as well as long-life fluorochemicals in all non-essential applications. The combination or 'cocktail' effects of chemicals should be addressed, rather than looking at the toxicity of individual chemicals.

Tax avoidance transparency
MORE TRANSPARENCY TO FIGHT TAX AVOIDANCE
en | fr | de | es

European Parliament permanent subcommittee on tax a victory for tax justice

The European Parliament’s plenary session has voted to support a standing subcommittee to look at tax transparency and to tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

Picture of euro bank notes
copyright-Brandon

A Green/EFA contribution to a future EU Recovery Fund

On the 23 April, EU Leaders tasked the Commission to work on a proposal to set up a Recovery Fund targeted towards the sectors and geographical parts of Europe most affected by the pandemic crisis. In this perspective, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament aims to contribute to this key debate, by proposing to integrate a democratically controlled grant-based recovery fund in the MFF, which would issue common bonds to fund the economic recovery post COVID-19.

Money Laundering
Images_of_Money | CC BY 2.0
en | de | fr

Fight against money laundering in times of the Corona crisis more important than ever

Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan

The European Commission presented its new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Action Plan. The plan, which is the first step before the legislative proposals expected at the beginning of next year, supports long-standing Greens/EFA calls for increased action on money laundering. The Commission also published an updated list of countries that pose a risk of money laundering.

Picture of the building of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt
Epizentrum | CC BY-SA 3.0
en | de

A wake-up call for common fiscal policy in the eurozone

German Constitutional Court ruling/ECB

The German Constitutional Court declared the decisions of the European Central Bank on the Public Sector Purchase Programme to be contrary to its powers. The lesson to be learnt from this judgment must be that the governments of the eurozone must come back to terms with reality. A common fiscal policy will ease the burden on monetary policy.

euro-symbol
(C) Lars Aronsson
en | de | fr

Greens/EFA call for corona bonds in response to the crisis

Eurogroup/Corona crisis

Ahead of tomorrow's Eurogroup meeting of eurozone Finance Ministers, Greens/EFA Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament are calling for European solidarity and corona bonds issued by an EU fund in a new paper in response to the corona crisis