Press releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news from the S&D Group.


Map of Eastern Ghouta

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...
not tested on animals

S&Ds promote a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics.

The European Parliament’s committee on health and environment today voted in favour of a resolution promoting a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics . The European Union stopped the testing of...
The European Central Bank

Luis de Guindos not the best choice for top job at the ECB, say S&Ds

Following the Eurozone finance ministers’ decision to designate Luis de Guindos as vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB), S&D Group spokesperson for economic and monetary affairs...
persecution of Rohingya - stop killings poster

S&Ds in Myanmar and Bangladesh: persecution of Rohingya cannot remain unpunished

S&D MEPs travelled last week to Myanmar and Bangladesh to examine the human rights and humanitarian situation of the Rohingya. The Rohingya have been subject to horrific human rights abuses in...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

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

Quote of the week by acting S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann We are determined not to turn the clock back. The Socialists and Democrats are strong supporters of the Spitzenkandidat process, which we...
Europe Together event in Bruges 22 Feb 2018

S&Ds will go to Bruges on 22 February to debate with civil society about participation in the next EU elections

The Socialists and Democrats are committed to a strong democratic European Union with transnational lists for candidates to the European Parliament and an open process to select the president of the...
Spitzenkandidat commission president blue chair and EU flag stars

The Spitzenkandidat process must go on, say Socialists and Democrats to EU leaders

The Socialists and Democrats want a more democratic Europe. They call on EU leaders to keep the so-called Spitzenkandidat system for the 2019 European elections, which gives EU citizens a say on the...