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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...
Poland: Further criminalising women and those who perform abortions will lead to unnecessary suffering and deaths, Marie Arena, #ourfightwomensrights, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), fundamental rights,

Poland: Further criminalising women and those who perform abortions will lead to unnecessary suffering and deaths

The S&D Group in the European Parliament has condemned the passing of a new bill to the committee stage in the Polish parliament that would criminalise women who had an abortion and the doctors...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times: 23 September 2016

Quote of the week by Gianni Pittella The Panama inquiry committee in the European Parliament must also be able to investigate these new tax evasion revelations. For two years now, the S&D Group...
S&Ds call for the release of all political protesters ahead of presidential elections in Gambia, Richard Howitt, David Martin, Human rights,

S&Ds call for the release of all political protesters ahead of presidential elections in Gambia

A cross party delegation of the subcommittee on human rights in the European Parliament, led by S&D Euro MP David Martin, visited Banjul from 19 to 23 September 2016 to evaluate the political...
S&Ds: We must stop turning a blind eye on the situation in the DRC, #4Africa, Gianni Pittella, Elena Valenciano, Beni territories,

S&Ds: Violence in the DRC is out of control. EU must stop turning a blind eye and demand a new election date

The S&D Group believe that the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo must go ahead in respect of the country's constitution. Commenting on the tragic events in the DRC, Gianni...
Le Groupe S&D en faveur d'une coopération plus étroite de l'UE avec la Tunisie, Antonio Panzeri, Silvia Costa,

Le Groupe S&D en faveur d'une coopération plus étroite de l'UE avec la Tunisie

A l'occasion de la première réunion de la Commission parlementaire mixte UE - Tunisie (CPM) au siège de l’Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple de Tunisie (19-23 septembre), Antonio Panzeri (S&D...

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