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Sven Giegold

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845369
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175369
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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)
Delegations Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and European Economic Area (EEA) (Vice-Chair)
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Green Members of the European Parliament call on the Ministers for Finance of the Eurozone to quickly adopt the following urgent initiatives

Tax haven blacklist exposes double standards of EU governments

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The European Union's Ministers of Economy and Finance presented the updated list of tax havens, to include also Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau, because they do not meet at least one of the European Union's tax good governance criteria

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Yesterday (Wednesday, 18 December), the representatives of the European Parliament, the Council of Member States and the European Commission agreed on stricter limits for lead and endocrine disruptors such as bisphenol A allowed in drinking water.

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Parliament vote shows Commission must begin Rule of Law dialogue

Malta

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA group, the European Parliament has just voted on a resolution on the Rule of Law in Malta, after the recent revelations around the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The vote calls on the Commission to enter into dialogue with the Maltese Government in the context of the Rule of Law Framework.

European Parliament to send mission to Malta after the revelations around the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

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The priority of the Parliament mission must be to investigate all potential links to the Prime Minister who has protected and defended three ministers for so long. Malta must adhere to the rule of law and European values so that there can be justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and her family.

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Maltese Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Keith Schembri resigns

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Keith Schembri the Chief of Staff of the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, has resigned following the arrest of businessman Yorgen Fenech last week in connection with the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Fenech owns the company 17 Black, which appeared in the 'Panama Papers' with connections to Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi.

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EIB takes big step towards becoming a climate bank but loopholes remain

European Investment Bank

EU Member States and the Commission agreed to a new energy lending policy for the European Investment Bank. It is a good step in the right direction and a milestone on the road to ending investments for fossil fuels altogether. The EIB needs to become the climate bank of Europe but we're not quite there yet.

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EU Member States continue to block progress on tax transparency

Tax Transparency

EU Member States continued to block public tax transparency of large companies. At the meeting of the relevant Council Working Party on Company Law, representatives of the national governments were unable to agree on a common position on the Commission proposal for public country-by-country reporting.

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EU Member States must stop blocking action on tax transparency

Tax

Members of the European Parliament voted on a resolution calling on Member States to make progress on measures designed to improve tax transparency for multinationals. In the five years since the LuxLeaks scandal, which showed the extent of multinational tax avoidance, EU Member States have blocked a European Commission proposal on public country-by-country reporting (CbCR) from April 2016. The German government, together with a handful of EU tax havens, have blocked action.

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EIB must become climate bank & stop support for fossil fuels

Climate

Today, the European Parliament will debate 'Greening the European Investment Bank' (EIB) at ...

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Fiat and Starbucks rulings show urgent need for better EU laws on tax avoidance

Tax

The rulings by the General Court shows that we need much better EU-wide rules to end tax avoidance by multinationals. The court rulings prove the strengths and weaknesses of using the EU's State Aid rules to fight tax dumping, and show the urgent need to review and improve the State Aid framework.