Economics

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Before being elected as an MEP Molly worked as an economist, most recently in the post of Professor of Green Economics at Roehampton University. Molly believes many environmental and social problems have their origin in the way our economy is organised. As a Green economist she seeks to build an economy based around local production for the common good rather than global trade for profit.

Molly is a member of the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and has worked specifically on tax policy; she has also been a member of a special committee on tax (TAXE) and the Panama papers committee of inquiry (PANA) investigating money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. In both committees Molly has been pushing for measures to tackle tax dodging by corporations and wealthy elites. More about Molly’s work on tax justice.

News

Molly refers FlyBe rescue package to EU competition commissioner over potential breach of state aid rules - 16 January 2020

Greens welcome EU Parliament vote for Green Deal - 15 January 2020

Greens welcome beginning of the end of public funding for fossil investments - 15 November 2019

European Parliament budget vote shows ‘deeply alarming’ divergence between UK and EU priorities - 23 October 2019

Greens call on European Investment Bank to exclusively back the green transition - 10 October 2019

Articles

The last thing the government should do is throw a lifeline to Flybe - 15 January 2020

10 signs of hope in a dark world - 8 August 2019

Net Zero: Why wait until 2050? - 9 July 2019

Philip Hammond won’t tackle the climate crisis. But a Green New Deal would - 7 June 2019

If Labour is so committed on climate, it should recognise how the EU can help - 13 May 2019

Reports

Never Waste a Good Crisis: Using Brexit to reform the UK’s finance sector - 14 September 2018

Britain’s broken housing market: lessons we could learn from other EU Countries - 15 February 2018

EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement - an instrument for corporate tax avoidance? - 27 June 2017

Brexit and Trade: Moving from Globalisation to Self-Reliance - 28 March 2017

Devonport: From Trident jobs to green employment - 16 November 2016

Letters

Studies conducted by HMG on the impact of Brexit - 12 April 2017

European Central Bank: fossil fuel assets and investments - 18 December 2016

Business more of less as usual for bankers - 1 January 2016

Letter to Independent: Greek crisis - 1 July 2015

Letter to Guardian on EU from leading Green politicians - 21 May 2015

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