Helmut Scholz ist seit 2009 Mitglied des Europaparlaments.
Er ist Mitglied im Ausschuss für Internationalen Handel, im Ausschuss für Konstitutionelle Fragen sowie im Ausschuss für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten.
Grand coalition mutilates Panama Papers inquiry committee's final recommendations
The fight for tax justice suffered a setback this week as a grand coalition of the EPP and S&D reared its ugly head and joined forces to water down a parliamentary vote that would have enhanced measures against tax avoidance and protections for whistleblowers.
In October, a majority of members of the European Parliament's Panama Papers inquiry committee, including GUE/NGL MEPs, adopted a report that included many important and progressive provisions. The full plenary of the European Parliament voted on the report this week in Strasbourg. But at the eleventh hour, the S&D reneged on key aspects of the committee's adopted report and voted to abstain on a number of progressive paragraphs in order to keep their conservative grand coalition partners happy.