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Ernest Urtasun

Function Vice-President
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Phone Strasbourg+33-3-881-75798
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Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
09G318
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Winston Churchill
M03052
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Catalunya en Comú
CountrySpain
Greens / EFA Group Vice-President
Bureau Vice-President
Committees Economic and Monetary Affairs (Member)
Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Member)
Foreign Affairs (Substitute Member)
Foreign Affairs (Vice-Coordinator)
Tax matters (subcommittee) (Member)
Delegations Arab Peninsula (Substitute Member)
Iran (Member)
ACP-EU (Substitute Member)
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Major breakthrough on transparency for MEPs

Transparency/Lobbying

The Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has voted for the first time for binding lobby transparency for MEPs. MEPs who co-author EU laws will need to publish any meetings they have had with interest representatives that fall under the scope of the EU Transparency Register. The Greens/EFA group have long been calling for much stronger rules around lobbying in the European Parliament, in order to increase the transparency and accountability of decision making.

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European Parliament condemns 'Cum Ex' tax fraud and demands EU-wide investigation

Tax fraud

“The perpetrators behind these schemes must be brought to justice and complicit banks must be held to account for facilitating these crimes. The silence and inaction of the Member States and their Finance Ministers is shocking", commented Sven Giegold, Greens/EFA spokesperson on economics and finance.

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MEPs reject tougher fiscal rules that would ensure more austerity

Fiscal Compact

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in the European Parliament has rejected a report from the European Commission that would help enshrine austerity policies into law.

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European Parliament calls for the strongest possible protection for whistleblowers

The Legal Affairs Committee voted in favour

Whistleblowers are the drivers of positive change. They have uncovered tax dodging, data breaches and war crimes, and in the process they have helped to change politics. That's why this proposal is now a good basis with which to protect those who wish to disclose information in the public interest.

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This "eurozone budget" will not help avert the next crisis

The euro

"This proposal is no more than a basic compromise, that does not even come close to solving the basic design flaws of the single currency. Anyone who believes this path will avert future euro crises is deluding him- or herself. ", commented Philippe Lamberts, Greens/EFA co-president and Sven Giegold, economic and financial affairs spokesperson for the Greens/EFA group.

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EU Parliament calls for arms export ban to Saudi Arabia

Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Members of the European Parliament called for an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group. Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts appeal to the EU governments to implement an EU-wide ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, which the Parliament has already called for three times since 2016 through Greens/EFA group-led initiatives.

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A major step for the protection of all workers

Social rights

The European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee adopted its report on the directive proposed by the European Commission in December 2017 to make working conditions more transparent and predictable across the EU.

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1 year since Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered

"Daphne Caruana Galizia paid the ultimate price for her fearless reporting into corruption and organised crime in Malta. The European Parliament must create a Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for investigative journalists. Those who make public what governments want to sweep under the rug deserve applause, recognition and protection"

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New Greens/EFA report shows urgent need for EU to close loopholes for tax evasion

Tax

A new report by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament shows that, despite progress in recent years on closing down opportunities for tax evasion, there are significant loopholes for citizens and multinationals to evade paying taxes where they are based.

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New report show Golden Visa schemes pose corruption and security risk to Europe

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A new report looking into the effect of selling EU residency and citizenship exposes the EU to corruption and security risks. The report by Transparency International EU and Global Witness highlights the vulnerabilities of so-called 'Golden Visa' schemes in countries such as Malta, Cyprus and Portugal.

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NGO rescuers nominated for Sakharov Prize

Refugees

A collection of NGOs who have been responsible for leading the rescue effort of refugees at sea are in the pre-selection phase for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs and Development Committees have just voted for the Greens/EFA group candidates to be included in the shortlist for the Sakharov prize.

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New powers urgently needed to tackle money laundering in EU

Money laundering

The European Parliament will debate, on an initiative of the Greens/EFA group, the risks of money laundering in the EU banking sector following on from major multi-billion euro scandals in large European banks. The ongoing case of Danske Bank in Denmark and Estonia, as well recent cases with ING in the Netherlands, Pilatus Bank in Malta and ABVL Bank in Latvia, show that the current enforcement of EU anti-money laundering rules are insufficient.