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Money laundering: European Parliament rejects Commission proposals for a second time

The European Parliament has today rejected for a second time a delegated act on third countries at high-risk of money laundering (1). The fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), adopted in 2015, empowers the European Commission to identify high-risk third countries. The Commission now proposes simply following the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), […]


ECJ ruling on TTIP ECI: Judges could unblock citizens’ say in EU politics

This Wednesday, 10 May 14h00, the European Court of Justice will rule on the complaint by the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) “Stop TTIP” against the EU Commission. The organisers of the ECI against the EU-US treaty TTIP and the EU-Canada agreement CETA had filed a complaint in November 2014 after Commission rejected their registration. The […]


Maltese Prime Minister Muscat invited to PANA inquiry committee

Today, the coordinators of the inquiry committee “money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion” (PANA) decided to invite Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The invitation will be linked to his appearance in Strasbourg in the European Parliament plenary week (from 15th to 18th of May). The Greens supported the initiative of the chair to invite the […]


Job opening: Tax Justice Campaigner wanted

As Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament we work for European tax justice as one of our five priorities. With studies about particularly scandalous tax dumping models of IKEA, BASF and other multinational corporations we have contributed to the necessary pressure and positioned the European Parliament for more tax justice. After our present campaigner made […]


Job Opening: Campaigner for the Tax Justice Priority

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is looking for a Campaigner for the Tax Justice Priority The post is a fixed- term contract for 2 years as a contractual agent of the EP (FG III). A prolongation of the contract is possible. The group has decided to establish five policy priorities, one of which […]


Europe Calling: Air pollution uncovered: the key findings of the Dieselgate inquiries, Wednesday 26 April, 18:00h

Here you can download the presentations of the discussants: Oliver Krischer Dorothee Saar Bas Eickhout   The dieselgate scandal is a case of unprecedented corporate crime and government failure. Acting in a deliberately criminal way, car companies and their suppliers caused dramatic harm not only to the customers’ purse, but also to public health. The […]