Press releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news from the S&D Group.


Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week - S&D Vice-President Isabelle Thomas on the future financing of the EU. “Europe is facing huge challenges - millions of young people still can’t find work; the effects of...
European Parliament

S&Ds to European Council: Put citizens' engagement at the heart of European democracy

Socialists and Democrats yesterday debated on the future of European democracy with students, professors, civil society representatives and mayors at the College of Europe, in Bruges. At this...
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Parliament backs a single digital gateway for administrative services across the EU

Accessing and understanding information about public services and administrative issues and completing procedures with public authorities can be notoriously difficult and frustrating. This is...

S&Ds: A new European budget investing in Europe, in people and in sustainable well-being for all

The European Parliament budget committee today backed a report calling for an ambitious and responsible future EU financing. This report will be the mandate of the European Parliament for the...
Tax Justice - all companies must pay

Now is time to ensure that taxes are paid where profits are made, say S&Ds

Today, S&D Euro MPs in the economic and monetary affairs committee backed new rules for corporate taxation in Europe to ensure that companies pay their taxes where profits are made. Both...
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No one should be left behind in the transition to a new electricity market, say S&Ds

The electricity market in Europe has been deeply transformed in the last decade. From the old monopolies controlling the entire chain from production to the final consumer, we are now in a landscape...
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S&Ds propose measures to avoid electricity shortages and crises

Today the parliamentary committee on industry, research and energy supported the report drafted by S&D MEP Flavio Zanonato on risk preparedness in the electricity sector. Currently, member states...
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S&Ds call on all parties of Syrian conflict to ensure immediate ceasefire

Speaking after the bombing by Syrian government forces of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, S&D Group vice-president on foreign affairs, Victor Boştinaru, said: “The...