The S&Ds are committed to fighting for social justice, jobs and growth, consumer rights, sustainable development, financial market reform and human rights. Read more about our policies for a stronger, more democratic Europe and a better future for everyone.
The S&Ds will continue to lead the battle for the traceability of minerals. The S&D Group underlines the importance of binding EU legislation for European companies involved in the sourcing of so called "conflict minerals" which fuel armed conflicts and human rights abuses. The group is highly concerned by the abusive exploitation of mineral sources and child labour that trade in these minerals causes.
In a series of events across the European Union, leading politicians will meet with citizens, academics and representatives of cultural and social organisations to discuss the future we want for Europe. The S&D Group strongly believe it’s time for a change of direction.