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Eurogroup is doing the ECB's credibility a disservice

ECB leadership

"It is high-time that a woman is part of the ECB leadership. We will do our utmost to achieve this in the coming weeks and months," comments Greens/EFA MEP, Sven Giegold.


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

Plenary week, 5-8 February 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Emissions Trading System; Glyphosate: authorisation process for pesticides; Geoblocking; Visit of Croatian Prime Minister; Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation; Transnational lists for European elections; International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) address to Parliament; Rule of law in Romania; Special committee on tax.


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Tax avoidance

Progress on tax justice must not be lost

Special committee on taxation

The presidents of the political groups of the European Parliament have agreed to establish a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. "The Paradise Papers show that there is a clearly unfinished work to do if we are to secure tax justice in Europe," says Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

06.02.2018

LIVE press conference 6 February 2018 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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What's coming up in Parliament

Strasbourg Flash - Plenary session 5-8 February 2018

A look ahead to next week's session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda


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New list shows full extent of financial secrecy

Financial Secrecy Index

A new report from the Tax Justice Network shows the real world state of financial secrecy. "Unless European leaders grasp the full extent of this crisis, money will continue to drain away from national treasuries, with painful results for people in their countries," says Molly Scott Cato.


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Only full transparency can restore confidence in blacklist

Tax Havens

EU Finance Ministers have agreed to remove eight jurisdictions from the EU blacklist of tax havens. The Greens/EFA group wrote to the Council Presidency and the Chair of the Code of Conduct Group last week, demanding greater transparency on the creation and management of the blacklist


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Tax avoidance

Greens/EFA group demands transparency

EU tax haven blacklist

The Greens/EFA Group has written today to the Council Presidency and to the Chair of the Code of Conduct Group regarding the EU blacklist of tax havens.


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Debate on the future of Europe

Plenary speech by Greens/EFA Co-President Philippe Lamberts

Philippe Lamberts challenges Irish PM on taxation & climate change


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The EU must become a world leader on renewables

Renewable Energy Directive

The European Parliament has voted on its position for the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, part of the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package. The report sets out targets for renewable energy for 2030 and calls for an end to the use of palm oil in biofuels.


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Single use plastics have no place in the EU economy

EU plastic strategy

Bas Eickhout and Davor Škrlec react to the European Commission's new Plastic Strategy: "There can be no room for unnecessary single use plastics in the European economy."


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Europe shows its teeth against tax dodging

IKEA investigation after Greens' report

he European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced the opening of an investigation into the tax affairs of IKEA. As many other big companies, IKEA has been using a series of tax loopholes for years to avoid paying taxes. It is the duty of the European Commission to stop these unfair behaviours and make sure that companies pay their taxes where they make their profits.


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