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S&Ds welcome publication of TiSA documents and reiterate Parliament’s demands

The Socialists and Democrats today welcomed the decision by the European Commission to publicise its revised offer for an international Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The Commission published...
Pittella: While migrants keep on dying, someone pretends there is no emergency in the Mediterranean Sea, Pittella, #EuWakeUp, EuWakeUp, Italian Coast Guard and Frontex,

Pittella: While migrants keep on dying, someone pretends there is no emergency in the Mediterranean Sea

Following the recent shocking news about the deaths of over 80 migrants off the Libyan coast in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group, Gianni...
Female poverty is a reality that must be addressed, Marie Arena, austerity policies and the economic crisis, Stereotypes, pay and pension gaps, an EU Child Guarantee, ‘equal pay for work of equal value,

Female poverty is a reality that must be addressed

Today in Europe, there are 122 million people at risk of poverty. Poverty affects more women - 65 million - than men. The majority of these women are single mothers finding it very hard to make ends...
S&D MEPs: EU must do more to support Greek and Italian authorities in tackling refugee crisis, Greek-FYROM border, #EuWakeUp, EuWakeUp, S&D vice-president Peter Niedermüller, Idomeni site, Birgit Sippel, migration, asylum, refugees,

S&D MEPs: EU must do more to support Greek and Italian authorities in tackling refugee crisis

The tragic images of a boat with 562 people on board capsizing off the coast of Libya highlights the urgent need for increased EU assistance to member states carrying out search and rescue operations...
Making investment and innovation a contribution to the recovery of the European economy, Progressive Economy, growth in the framework of the EU 2020 Strategy, Gianni Pittella, Maria João Rodrigues,

Making investment and innovation a contribution to the recovery of the European economy

After several years of crisis, the European economy has not fully recovered its strength. Growth prospects in the EU remain moderate. Europe is still convalescing. One year after the launch of an...
S&Ds demand urgent measures to support the dairy sector in Europe, Milk Market Observatory (MMO), Paolo de Castro MEP, globalisation fund for farmers,

S&Ds demand urgent measures to support the dairy sector in Europe

Dairy producers in Europe are suffering a prolonged crisis due to the ending of the EU milk quotas, the Russian ban on food imports and a worldwide over-production. The price for raw milk is 13 %...
Virtual currencies have great potential but come with risks that need supervision, by S&D Euro MP Jakob von Weizsäcker, Blockchain, #TaxJustice, TaxJustice,

Virtual currencies and Blockchain: smart regulation for smart technologies

Will Blockchain become the infrastructure of the future? Seven years after the launch of Bitcoin, the first and most prominent virtual currency, and venture investments of more one billion, it has...

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