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Panama Papers Inquiry Committee: European governments assisted in aggressive tax competition. European Parliament demands U-turn in the fight against tax dumping and money laundering.

Today, by a large majority, the European Parliament adopted in plenary the final report and the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA). In the final report, MEPs accuse Member States of serious failures in combating money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. In the recommendations, MEPs […]


Tax Havens: EU Finance Ministers agree on whitewashed Blacklist

Today, the EU Finance Ministers approved two EU lists of jurisdictions that are non-cooperative in taxation matters. The first list (blacklist) names 17 countries which have not responded to information requests from the Council or which have not committed themselves to make their tax policy compliant with EU criteria. The second list (grey list) contains […]


„Ich bin besorgt hingefahren und noch besorgter wiedergekommen.“ – Sven Giegold auf phoenix nach Rückkehr der Rechtsstaatlichkeits-Delegation von Malta

Vom 29.11. bis zum 01.12.2017 war Sven Giegold als Mitglied des PANA-Ausschusses des Europäischen Parlaments mit einer Parlaments-Delegations zur Untersuchung der Rechtstaatlichkeit auf Malta. Notwendig wurde diese Delegation unter anderem durch die Ermordung der investigativen Journalistin und Bloggerin Daphne Caruana Galizia im Oktober. Nach seiner Rückkehr am 1.12.2017 gab Sven Giegold folgendes Interview für phoenix: […]


Whistleblower Jonathan Ferris needs full police protection

After the visit of the delegation of the European Parliament Sven Giegold, co-initiator of the mission and participant of the Greens/EFA group declares: „Jonathan Ferris has made an important contribution to our fact finding mission. We were concerned to learn that he fears for the safety of himself and his family. The leader of our […]


Delegation to Malta on the rule of law

During the last two days a delegation of the European Parliament has visited Malta in a fact finding mission on the rule of law in Malta. The delegation followed the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the implication of members of the government in the Panama Papers without any consequences or prosecutions. The European […]


Brexit: Tax must be at the heart of negotiations

Cleaning up in the UK’s overseas territories should be a condition of any UK-EU trade deal after Brexit, according to the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. The call comes as the group launches a new report which argues that the fight against tax havens, tax evasion and tax avoidance must be at the centre […]


Rule of Law in Malta: Advisory Firm Nexia BT refuses to meet MEPs

Just before the start of the mission of a delegation of the European Parliament to investigate the rule of law in Malta, the audit, tax and advisory firm Nexia BT has transmitted its rejection to meet with Members of the European Parliament.   MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group […]


European Parliament to visit Malta on the rule of law

This Thursday and Friday a special mission will head to Malta in order to inquire over recent revelations concerning the rule of law and money laundering in Malta following the murder of the journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. This is the second mission to Malta following a first visit by the European Parliament’s inquiry […]


Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Malta

Das Europäische Parlament wird heute eine Debatte über Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Malta führen. Die Abstimmung über eine Entschließung folgt am Mittwoch. Der Text der Entschließung enthält einen Aufruf zur Schaffung eines „Europäischen Daphne Caruana Galizia-Preises für investigativen Journalismus“. Nachfolgend ein Zitat von Sven Giegold, Finanz- und wirtschaftspolitische Sprecher der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion:   „Das Europäische Parlament ist ernsthaft […]