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Tax the rich
Event |

The Tax Fix for a Green and Social Europe

During the live streamed event, three different panels of experts will discuss the need to have a tax shift so that a nurse or a teacher can pay less than polluters and billionaires. What’s the role of the EU in all of this? How can we make sure that there is a fair and sustainable system for the people and the planet?
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Pay your fair share
Policy Paper |

The Roadmap Towards a Green Tax Fix

We know there can be tax justice in the EU. But for this, we need the EU to be brave. An EU that we can be proud of is an EU that does not surrender to the powers of billionaires and multinationals. It is one that ensures that the people and the planet are at the core of all its decisions, not profit.
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European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis package
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Policy Paper |

Extraordinary profits mean extraordinary taxes

As Greens/EFA, we have been asking for an ambitious and coordinated approach to ensure the fair redistribution of the extraordinary profits of large corporations across Europe and we are now seeing the first steps of our demands come to life, but we cannot stop. A windfall tax strategy that applies to all sectors is not just needed, it is…
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News |

Plenary Flash - 17-20 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of a windfall tax
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Pandora Papers visual / GreensEFA
Opinion |

One year after the Pandora Papers scandal - has the EU learned any lessons on tax havens?

Damien Carême Kira Peter-Hansen
Opinion by Damien Carême & Kira Peter-Hansen
A year after one of the biggest tax evasion scandals, the Pandora Papers, what lessons has the EU learned?
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Euro sign in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany / CCO mika-baumeister
Event |

Greening monetary policy in times of soaring inflation

The ECB is under pressure to act, but how can monetary policy address fossil fuel-driven inflation without threatening the green transition? Register and join us on 28 September.
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Press release |

Urgent need to move past unanimity to achieve tax justice

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the minimum tax rate on the profits of multinationals, following the Hungarian government’s veto on 17 June. A debate is also scheduled on the taxation of windfall profits made by corporations, especially in the energy and food sector, following Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
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Rebecca Cruz (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
People oder Profits
Opinion |

Human crises can’t mean corporate profits - the case for an EU-wide windfall tax

Rasmus Andresen Claude Gruffat
Opinion by Rasmus Andresen & Claude Gruffat
While people see their energy bills skyrocket and their shopping cart get more and more expensive, there are energy and food corporations who, in the same period, have had unprecedented profits. It's time for the 1% to stop profiting at the expense of the 99%!
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News |

Plenary Flash - 4-7 July 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Not our Taxonomy, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the state of abortion rights, Alice Bah Kuhnke's report on intersectionality, minimum tax, windfall tax, Viola von Cramon's report on Kosovo, and sustainable aviation.