Sven Giegold

Sven Giegold MEP Sven Giegold is a Member of the European Parliament and Coordinator of The Greens/EFA in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee (ECON). Since 2010 he has been rapporteur on the establishment of the European Securities markets Authority (ESMA) and the revision of the European Banking Authority regulation (in the context of the SSM) and UCITS V, as well as taxation and ECB related files. He has also been a shadow rapporteur on a number of macro-economic and financial regulation files covering taxation, consumer and investor protection, and Omnibus II. Prior to becoming an MEP in 2009 Mr Giegold was involved in setting up and coordinating the activities of a number of social movements critical of globalization, ecology and tax policy. Between 1986 and 2001 he did voluntary work in the youth environment movement. In 2000 he co-founded of Attac Germany and became a representative of Friends of the Earth Germany in the council of Attac. Since 2002 he has been involved in the European coordination work of Attac. In 2002 he co-founded the Tax Justice Network. Since 2007 Mr Giegold has been a Member of the Presidential Meeting of the German Protestant Church Congress. In January 2010 he co-founded the Institute Solidarische Moderne e.V. (Berlin), and in March 2012 became a Party Board Member of Alliance 90 / Greens North-Rhine-Westphalia. Mr Giegold was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1969. Has a degree in Adults Education, Policy and Economics from the universities of Lüneburg, Bremen and Birmingham (1996) and obtained a Masters degree in Economic Policy and Economic Development from the University of Birmingham in 2011.]]>