Dublin MEP, Nessa Childers, has strongly criticised Wednesday’s decision by EU governments to smother the EU Commission’s new vehicle emissions tests, enabling the industry’s products to emit more than twice the legal amounts. Read More
“EU Commission President Junker pledged to usher in an accountable and more transparent executive, so he must quickly get control of this revolving door. The rules governing the limitations to the activity of former Commissioners are not strong enough”, said Dublin MEP Nessa Childers today. Read More
The work of the parliament’s special committee on tax is taking place alongside a growing international consensus that aggressive tax avoidance and evasion by multinational corporations is a major contributory factor to the increase in global economic inequality.
Irish government policy on corporate tax is also under intense scrutiny from the European Commission who is currently examining the legality of the various corporate tax breaks across Europe. Special tax rules for multi nationals have also led to an outright backlash from the US Senate in their inquiries into US corporate tax avoidance. Read More
“The systems currently in place to open or close the door to genetically modified food and feed to EU markets are not appropriate and need tightening” said Dublin MEP Nessa Childers today, in Strasbourg. Read More
Nessa Childers, MEP for Dublin, welcomed the outcome of today’s vote in the European Parliament to set stricter air pollutant emissions rules and ceilings, which Member State governments are bound to meet by 2030, with interim targets for 2025. Read More