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Invitation: Screening of the documentary “Luxleaks: the Antoine Deltour Case”

Screening of the documentary “Luxleaks: the Antoine Deltour Case” Two whistleblowers revealed the Luxleaks scandal in November 2014. Thanks to Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet and the support of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), we learned about sweetheart tax deals (so-called “tax rulings”) that the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers concluded with the Luxembourgish tax […]

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Retail financial services: European Parliament makes a strong call for a take-off on green finance

The European Parliament’s plenary voted yesterday on its proposal for the EU’s future work on retail financial services, such as insurances, investment products or payment services (the so called “Green Paper on Retail Financial Services”). This Green Paper, adopted in December 2015, sets the stage for the EU’s measures and legislative initiatives to allow consumers […]

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Letter to President Juncker on the Commission’s Code of Conduct

Letter to President Juncker and the College of Commissioners on the Commission’s Code of Conduct [Download as pdf] Brussels, 14 November 2016 Dear Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, Dear Commissioners of the European Union, In the wake of the public outrage caused by the revolving door move of José Manuel Barroso to Goldman Sachs, we […]

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Financial services (PRIIPs): European Parliament and Commission discussed signposts for putting EU rules for complex investment products in practice

Yesterday evening, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in charge of negotiating the detailed rules which aim at setting the PRIIPs regulation in practice, met representatives of the European Commission for further discussions. In this way, the two parties ensured that a constructive working process would go on, after the plenary of the European […]

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Stronger rules for Parliament and Commission on integrity but poor show on lobby transparency and revolving doors

Today the constitutional committee of the European Parliament voted on proposals to change the internal rules of procedure of the Parliament (“Corbett report”). The changing of the rules caused intensive debates over minority rights in the Parliament, lobby transparency, stricter rules on integrity and transparency. The Greens had presented a “plan for integrity and transparency […]

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Transparency and integrity in the European Parliament: petition and start of negotiations next week

Conservatives, Social Democrats and Liberals are still blocking more lobby transparency and tougher integrity rules in the European Parliament. Meanwhile, more than 47,000 EU citizens support a petition to call on MEPs to lift the blockade against a reform of lobby transparency and integrity rules. Our petition had initially been launched in German and English. […]

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Letter to EU President Tusk on CETA

In an open letter to EU President Donald Tusk, the co-presidents and trade spokespersons of the Greens/EFA Group demand that the decision on signature, conclusion and provisional application of CETA is withdrawn from the agenda of today’s Trade Minister Council meeting in Luxembourg. They argue that the Council lacks the institutional and political legitimacy to […]

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Expert consultation: Initiative report on Banking Union 2016

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament currently works on an initiative report on the state of play in the Banking Union including European banking legislation and supervision. The initiative report of the European Parliament shall contribute to the discussion on the future course in European banking regulation and supervision. The […]