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Pittella: S&D Bureau calls on Dijsselbloem to resign

Pittella: S&D Bureau calls on Dijsselbloem to resign

Following a meeting of the S&D Group bureau today, Group President Gianni Pittella said: "We would have expected a clear apology from Dijsselbloem after his statement that was both shameful and...
Pittella on anniversary of Brussels attacks: We stand united against hatred and fundamentalism

Pittella on anniversary of Brussels attacks: We stand united against hatred and fundamentalism

Speaking on the one-year anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "One year ago today, 32 innocent people lost their lives and 340 were injured in the...
Gianni Pittella: In Rome we will relaunch the European project for the people and with the people, #EuropeTogether, The Future of Europe - Shaping our Future Together, Sergei Stanishev, PES president,

Gianni Pittella: In Rome we will relaunch the European project for the people and with the people!

Ahead of the festivities around the signing of the Treaties of Rome 60 years ago, the S&D Group together with its partners will organise its next “TOGETHER” event. The event will take place on...
Energy label

New and clearer energy efficiency labelling is good news for the climate and consumers, say S&Ds

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council agreed late yesterday night on revised energy efficiency labelling. Current labels with a scale from A+++ to G will be replaced by labels with a...
Gianni Pittella calling on all MEPs to assume their political responsibility and go vote

Pittella: Dijsselbloem's words are shameful. How can someone who expresses such beliefs be fit to be the Eurogroup president?

Commenting on the discriminatory comments in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung towards the countries of southern Europe, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: "It is not the first time Jeroen...
Two years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, Bangladesh textile factories are far from humane

S&Ds for responsible supply chains in the garment sector

Today is a landmark day in the pursuit of responsible business practices, as the European Parliament's development committee voted for binding rules on labour and environmental standards, and human...
Pittella : Benoît Hamon est le candidat de la gauche européenne, #EuropeTogether

Pittella: Benoît Hamon is the candidate of the European left

“For European social democrats, Benoît Hamon is the candidate of the left for the presidential election in France,” said Gianni Pittella. The president of the S&D Group spoke at a meeting with...
ship with containers

S&Ds push for strong anti-dumping instruments to tackle unfair trade competition

Today, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council started negotiations to modernise the EU’s trade defence instruments. Updating the EU’s rules, which have remained largely unchanged...

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