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Pittella: from the highly symbolic island of Ventotene, a re-united EU must now concretely deliver, prime minister Matteo Renzi, with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande,

Pittella: from the highly symbolic island of Ventotene, a re-united EU must now concretely deliver

Ahead of the meeting hosted today by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande on the island of Ventotene, the S&D Group...
S&D MEPs: Situation in Aleppo is dire - humanitarian aid must reach those in need, Salmon, Valenciano, refugees, EuWakeUp, #EuWakeUp,

S&D MEPs: Situation in Aleppo is dire - humanitarian aid must reach those in need

Since early July, an estimated 250,000 to 275,000 civilians have been cut off from humanitarian aid due to shifting front lines in the war in Syria. If humanitarian corridors are not restored...
Pittella on new UK Commissioner: Focus on security is correct but questions remain over new role, Julian King, EuWakeUp, #EuwakeUp, Juncker, security,

Pittella on new UK Commissioner: Focus on security is correct but questions remain over new role

Following the decision by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to give new UK Commissioner Julian King a portfolio focused on security, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, said: “Security is...
S&D Group will only back visa liberalisation for Turkey when it meets all the requirements, migration, asylum, refugees, EuWakeUp, #EuWakeUp, Birgit Sippel,

EU will not be blackmailed on Turkey visa liberalisation

The EU must not allow itself to be blackmailed by Turkey over visa liberalisation and the Council must be prepared with a credible alternative plan if the deal with Turkey collapses. That was the...
S&D MEPs: The US, the EU and the world needs Hillary Clinton as President, president Pittella, vice-presidents Fleckenstein, Fajon and MEP Kofod, Democratic Convention, EU need the United States of America,

S&D MEPs: The US, the EU and the world needs Hillary Clinton as President

The S&D Group congratulates Hillary Clinton on her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. In a four day mission in Philadelphia to attend the...
Immediate action needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in north-eastern Nigeria

Immediate action needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in north-eastern Nigeria

The S&D Group has called for immediate action to prevent a devastating humanitarian disaster in Nigeria. Around 4.4 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of urgent food aid. The...
Pittella, Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role, European Commission’s chief negotiator,

Pittella: Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role

Gianni Pittella, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, has backed the appointment of Michel Barnier as the European Commission’s chief negotiator for the UK’s withdrawal from...
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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...

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