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Immediate action needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in north-eastern Nigeria

Immediate action needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in north-eastern Nigeria

The S&D Group has called for immediate action to prevent a devastating humanitarian disaster in Nigeria. Around 4.4 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of urgent food aid. The...
Pittella, Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role, European Commission’s chief negotiator,

Pittella: Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role

Gianni Pittella, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, has backed the appointment of Michel Barnier as the European Commission’s chief negotiator for the UK’s withdrawal from...
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Judicial reform in Albania a step towards EU accession talks

The S&D Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the adoption of a judicial reform package today in the Albanian parliament. Knut Fleckenstein MEP, S&D vice-president and the European...

S&D MEPs in Colombia: seize the moment for peace

Socialist and Democrat MEPs have called for the Colombian people to seize the moment in a referendum on the peace deal in Colombia, which comes at the end of 50 years of conflict. S&D...
Pittella: Erdoğan using military coup as excuse to stifle Turkish democracy – visa liberalisation must be halted

Pittella: Erdoğan using military coup as excuse to stifle Turkish democracy – visa liberalisation must be halted

In the aftermath of the attempted military coup in Turkey – strongly condemned by the S&D Group – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is constantly weakening the rule of law across the whole country...
S&D delegation to attend Democratic convention in Philadelphia

S&D delegation to attend Democratic convention in Philadelphia

An S&D delegation, led by the President of the Group, Gianni Pittella MEP, will participate as international leader guests at the Democratic Convention next week in Philadelphia. The delegation...
S&Ds in favour of Mogherini’s proposal for new strategy on China, Victor Boştinaru, Federica Mogherini, G20 summit, Africa, #4Africa, 4Africa,

Commission moving in right direction on China MES but we need concrete action

The S&D Group has welcomed the statements coming from the Commission today against granting market economy status to China. However, the Group now wants to see these words turned into concrete...
S&D Group welcomes Commission decision to continue fight against social dumping

S&D Group welcomes Commission decision to continue fight against social dumping

The S&D Group has welcomed the Commission’s decision to stick to plans for revising the Posting of Workers Directive after an attempt to block the proposals by 11 national governments. S&D...

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