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Gianni Pittella: A sad day for Europe but not the end of Europe, Great Britain, #Brexit,

Gianni Pittella: A sad day for Europe but not the end of Europe

Following the result of the UK referendum, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “This is a sad day for Europe but it is not the funeral of Europe. We wanted Great Britain to stay in Europe...
of president of Israel Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to the European Parliament

There is never a wrong time for peace, says S&D Group

Following the speeches of president of Israel Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to the European Parliament today and yesterday, the S&D Group reiterated its call for peace...
#4Africa, 4Africa, Pittella: S&D calls for an international inquiry on the massacre taking place in DR Congo,  Pittella, Valenciano, Beni city massacre,

Pittella: S&D calls for an international inquiry on the massacre taking place in DR Congo

During a debate in Plenary on the massacres in Eastern Congo, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella called for an international inquiry. President Pittella said: "This conflict has resulted in six...
A new step in the fight against tax avoidance but more needs to be done, say S&Ds,  #TaxJustice, taxjustice, taxJustice, Hugues Bayet, two-speed Europe, Luxleaks, Pervenche Berès,

A step forward in the fight against tax avoidance but more needs to be done, say S&Ds

S&D MEPs today welcomed the agreement reached by the EU finance ministers on new rules to fight tax avoidance by big multinationals as a "step forward". The European Parliament’s rapporteur,...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

Weekly Update - 17/06/2016

Quote of the Week We are ending this week in a deeply sad note. Our former colleague, MP Jo Cox has lost her life in an unbearable act of violence. “We are deeply shocked and saddened at this tragic...

S&D Group: All our thoughts are with Jo Cox’s family and friends

S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “We are all greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the horrific murder of UK Labour MP Jo Cox. Jo Cox had spent time working with the Labour Party...

EU values should be at the heart of our trade policy, says David Martin

Global trade is evolving and posing new challenges to the European economy. This is why Socialists and Democrats backed a report calling for an innovative strategy for the future of trade and...

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