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S&Ds call for a strong Energy Union that can provide affordable energy for all

S&Ds push for a New Energy Deal that will empower consumers and end energy poverty

Over 50 million EU citizens are living in energy poverty and Socialists and Democrats want the new strategy for an Energy Union to bring solutions for them. This is why during the plenary debate with...
Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward, Evelyne Gebhardt, geo-blocking, Petra Kammerevert, Josef Weidenholzer,

Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward

The S&D Group has welcomed the latest proposals from the European Commission on the digital single market. Evelyne Gebhardt, S&D Spokesperson for the internal market and consumer protection,...
S&Ds propose plan to boost jobs in Europe’s tourism sector, economic growth and job creation, István Ujhelyi, Tourism Task Force, First World Conference on Tourism for Development, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Ismail Ertug MEP,

S&Ds propose plan to boost jobs in Europe’s tourism sector

Tourism is a crucial engine for economic growth and job creation in many European countries, particularly during the summer. However, this sector needs investment and modernising, as well as a...
Pittella: S&D calls for a positive decision from Eurogroup on bailout and debt relief for Greece,  Pittella,

Pittella: S&D calls for a positive decision from Eurogroup on bailout and debt relief for Greece

Speaking ahead of today’s Eurogroup meeting, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “The Greek people and Greek government fulfilled their commitments by adopting a fundamental package of...
The evacuation of refugees from Idomeni in Greece must be done in full respect of human rights, say S&Ds, Elena Valenciano, migration, asylum, refugees, EuWakeUp, #EuWakeUp,

The evacuation of refugees from Idomeni in Greece must fully respect human rights, say S&Ds

Commenting on the evacuation of the refugee camp at Idomeni, which started earlier this morning, Elena Valenciano, S&D MEP and chair of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights,...
S&Ds object authorisation of GMOs and call for clear rules, Groote, Genetically Modified Organisms, Guillaume Balas, glyphosate-resistant transgenic maize and an ornament carnation,

S&Ds object to authorisation of GMOs and call for clear rules

Today the Socialists and Democrats in the all-party committee on the environment and health in the European Parliament voted on a resolution against placing three genetically modified organisms (a...

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