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CDU stands with far right extremists to score cheap political points

During a vote on the budget discharge of the European Parliament, members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany party (CDU) have voted on a series of amendments attempting to attack SPD...
Trump’s announced tax cut threatens to launch a race-to-the-bottom, G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Pervenche Berès, Paul Tang, Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Basis (CCCTB),

Trump’s announced tax cut threatens to launch a race-to-the-bottom

The proposals for a US tax reform presented yesterday in Washington could change the current progressive international tax climate back into a world of policies made for the rich by the rich...
S&Ds push for binding legislation on due diligence obligations for supply chains in the garment sector, Arne Lietz MEP, Trade and development policy, S&D MEP Linda McAvan, Nobert Neuser MEP, S&D MEP Agnes Jongerius,

S&Ds push for binding legislation on due diligence obligations for supply chains in the garment sector

The Socialists and Democrats have today led a cross-party majority calling on the Commission to adopt binding rules for socially responsible practices in the global supply chains in the garment and...
S&Ds welcome new EU rules to secure gas supplies in Europe, Security of Gas Supply, Theresa Griffin, S&D MEP, EU’s energy security, #EndEnergyPoverty,

S&Ds welcome new EU rules to secure gas supplies in Europe

The European Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement last night on the new Regulation on Security of Gas Supply. The new rules ensure a regionally co-ordinated shared approach to...
As Venezuela protest death toll rises, S&Ds call for a national dialogue to end violence, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, S&D MEP,

As Venezuela protest death toll rises, S&Ds call for a national dialogue to end violence

The European Parliament will today adopt a resolution condemning last month’s decision of the Venezuelan Supreme Court to suspend the powers of the National Assembly. The Socialists and Democrats are...
S&Ds back UN Minamata Convention on Mercury and call for total ban on dental amalgam, Miriam Dalli MEP, World Health Organisation (WHO), Massimo Paolucci MEP,

S&Ds back UN Minamata Convention on Mercury and call for total ban on dental amalgam

Today, the European Parliament ratified the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from dangerous exposure to...
S&Ds united with Turkey against terrorism

S&Ds call for an independent investigation on electoral irregularities and suspension of accession talks with Turkey

The S&D Group reiterated today in the mini-plenary session in Brussels its call on the European Council to suspend the accession negotiations between the EU and Turkey as soon as the 18...
New attacks on Hungary's democracy: Commission must send last call to Mr Orban

Pittella: Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal regime. The EPP must wake up and expel Fidesz

Speaking during a plenary debate on the situation of democracy in Hungary, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “Mr Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal and undemocratic regime. He is...

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