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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...
More must be done to get Syrian children in Lebanon into education

More must be done to get Syrian children in Lebanon into education

A new report from Human Rights Watch has highlighted that, despite significant efforts to enroll refugees in formal education, barriers still exist which have led to more than half of the 500,000...
S&D Group calls on the Turkish authorities to observe rule of law in the aftermath of the coup attempt

S&D Group calls on the Turkish authorities to observe rule of law in the aftermath of the coup attempt

Following the extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, the S&D Group reiterated its strong condemnation of the attempted coup in Turkey, but also expressed...

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