International Roma Day 8 April 2013, S&D Group calls for a EU commissioner for Roma issuesThe centre-left S&D Group in the European Parliament today proposed a European Commissioner with specific responsibility for promoting the integration of Roma people, the EU's largest minority and the group facing most discrimination.
"Eradicate asbestos by 2028" - Interview with S&D MEP Stephen Hughes, and Eric Jonckheere, President of ABEVA, Belgian association for asbestos victimsOn the initiative of S&D Group vice-president Stephen Hughes, the European Parliament yesterday called to eradicate asbestos by 2028.
On the eve of the EU Summit, Stephen Hughes called on the European Commission to end its "destructive policies" driving Europe into ever-deeper recession.On the eve of the EU Summit in Brussels tomorrow, Stephen Hughes, S&D Group vice-president responsible for employment, economics and social affairs, called on the European Commission to end its "destructive policies" driving Europe into ever-deeper recession.
Åsa Westlund warns against unseen damage to health caused by so-called 'endocrine disruptors', substancesThe plenary of the European Parliament voted today on an initiative report from Socialist & Democrat MEP Åsa Westlund which warns against unseen damage to health caused by so-called 'endocrine disruptors', substances that can alter the functions of a person's hormone system and contribute to hormone-related disorders and diseases.
S&D Group on International Women's Day: "Time to make equal rights for women a reality"On the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March, the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament reaffirmed their commitment to fighting for equal rights for women in Europe and the world.
European Progressives tackling tax evasion. Socialists & Democrats deplore Council's failure to deliver on VAT fraudThe S&D Group in the European Parliament condemned the European finance ministers' failure to reach an agreement on tangible measures to fight VAT fraud this week.
'Failed austerity in Europe – the way out'The Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament invite you to attend the conference 'Failed austerity in Europe – The way out' taking place on 7 March at the European Parliament in Brussels with French finance minister Pierre Moscovici as the guest of honour.
Press conference with Hannes Swoboda, President of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and with Peer Steinbrück, SPD candidate for Chancellor of Germany.
Europe urged to act now on tax fraudEU member states should commit to a target of halving the tax gap by 2020 and develop a comprehensive strategy based on concrete legislative actions such as a European blacklist of tax havens.
The horse-meat scandal to be discussed by the European parliament at S&D requestThe illegal horse-meat found in burgers, lasagnes and spaghetti Bolognese, without any labelling, shows that there are loopholes in the EU legislation and in the food traceability chain, according to Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.