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Financial times: Giegold falls off the Christmas card list

March 24, 2013: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d56da12e-92f8-11e2-9593-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2OXY0yMHb By Chris Newlands It is hard to believe there is a more unpopular man among asset managers right now than German MEP Sven Giegold. Based on recommendations from Mr Giegold, the politician responsible for steering the Ucits V directive through Parliament, European policy makers last week voted to reform – or rather […]

Investment fund rules (UCITS)
Bonuses for fund managers to be capped among wider investor protection in new draft EU rules

The European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee today voted to revise draft EU legislation on investment funds (the UCITS directive), with a total sector value of almost € 6.3 trillion in funds. The vote on the legislation, which is being shepherded through the European Parliament by Green draftsperson/rapporteur Sven Giegold, also includes provisions on […]

EU banking union
Landmark banking supervision deal includes key provisions on democratic accountability

An agreement on new EU legislation creating a European banking supervision mechanism was reached in negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission today. The Greens welcomed the outcome on the two legislative files on banking supervision, with Green finance spokesperson Sven Giegold, who is draftsperson/rapporteur for the EP on the European Banking Authority supervision […]

Economic governance – 2 pack: EP signs off new rules providing sounder EU economic governance and crisis response

The European Parliament today adopted a final agreement on key legislative proposals aimed at further strengthening economic governance in the Eurozone. The Greens welcomed the legal provisions increasing democratic oversight over countries under assistance as well as the commitment by the Commission to outline proposals on further steps towards the mutual issuance of sovereign debt […]

For a European Spring: Brussels police has to allow citizens to march against austerity

The alliance of social movements called “For a European Spring” has informed us that the Brussels police has refused to authorise a march against austerity that “For a European Spring” wanted to organise in Brussels on 14 March, on the occasion of the EU Spring Summit. The motives for the ban given to the organisers […]

Eurogroup chairpersonship: Fait accompli as latest Euro economic decision-making post to be signed-off after backdoor deal

Finance ministers from the 17 Euro member states are set to confirm Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem as the new chair of the Eurogroup – replacing Jean Claude Juncker – at today’s Eurogroup meeting. Commenting on the decision, Green finance spokesperson Sven Giegold said: “Eurogroup finance minister will today sign off on the fait accompli, […]

Credit rating agencies:
Downgraded deal on new EU rules approved, as opportunity missed for more ambitious regulation

The European Parliament today endorsed a final legislative agreement on new EU rules on credit rating agencies. The Greens believe the new rules represent another step forward for regulating this influential sector but regretted it was not possible to achieve more ambitions provisions change the market structure and to prevent conflicts of interest. Commenting after […]

Tax policy: Irish presidency challenged to deliver on tax avoidance and fraud

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today presented the new Irish EU presidency with a ‚call to action‘ on EU taxation policy. Highlighting the current loopholes in EU legislation and deficiencies in EU tax policy, the European tax pact sets out concrete measures that need to be taken to tackle tax fraud and evasion […]