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S&D Conference: Muslims in Europe - Untold Success Stories

EU needs to do more to connect with Muslim communities

The EU needs to do more to encourage young Muslims and other minority groups to engage with European politics and work in the EU institutions. That was one of the many messages to come out of an S...
climate change

S&Ds call on the Council to ratify the COP 21 climate agreement

Ahead of the meeting of the 28 environment ministers tomorrow, leading S&D MEPs called on the Council to support the deal reached last year in the UN Climate Conference in Paris and allow for a...
S&Ds propose measures to boost jobs and inclusion in rural areas, Eric Andrieu, Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), #Prog4Climate, Paolo de Castro,

S&Ds propose measures to boost jobs and inclusion in rural areas

S&Ds want the European Union to take measures to stop the constant loss of farming jobs: between 2005 and 2014 almost one quarter (-23.6%) of agricultural labour input was lost in the EU. Today...
No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds, David Martin, EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes,

No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds

The European Commission today finally proposed a reform of the EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes. The Socialists and Democrats...
S&Ds mourn political giant and peace hero Shimon Peres

S&Ds mourn political giant and peace hero Shimon Peres

S&D Group vice-president for foreign affairs Victor Boştinaru said: "Shimon Peres, born in Poland, in a village that you find today in Belarus, is one of the founding fathers and symbols of...
Stopping the large scale practices of tax evasion and protecting whistleblowers are a top priority says S&Ds, #TaxJustice, Peter Simon, Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks, Jeppe Kofod, LuxLeaks,

We need to go hard on tax havens and disrupt their business model, say S&Ds

Today, the European Parliament’s inquiry committee set up to investigate the Panama Papers (known as PANA) kicked off by interviewing the investigative journalists who have made the revelations on...
S&Ds welcome new approach to fair use of free roaming, but demand stronger consumer protection, #DigitalUnion, Kathleen Van Brempt, Patrizia Toia, roaming, roam-like-at home,

S&Ds welcome new approach to fair use of free roaming, but demand stronger consumer protection

According to this proposal, when operators detect that a customer in a given country may have bought a SIM card in another country just to benefit from cheaper prices, they could ask the consumer to...

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