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Progressive forces outline their vision for a digital Europe, Together Europe Prague

Progressive forces outline their vision for a digital Europe

Members of the S&D Group in the European Parliament together with leaders from the Party of European Socialists (PES) and other progressive organisations from across Europe met in Prague today to...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week by S&D president, Gianni Pittella "My candidacy is for change. With Martin Schulz’s departure as president of the Parliament, the balance among the political families within the...
World AIDS Day 2016: we should not halt efforts towards more rights for HIV/AIDS infected people and eradicating the disease

World AIDS Day 2016: we should not halt efforts towards more rights for people living with HIV/AIDS

When HIV / AIDS developed into a pandemic in the 1980s, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched World AIDS Day on December 1st. The red ribbon, which is so often seen in the streets today,...
S&Ds: EU Trust Fund for Africa must put the people first

S&Ds in favour of sanctions against officials in DRC

Following today's adoption of a resolution on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gianni Pittella said: “We remain consistent in our full commitment towards the people of the DRC by...
New VAT rules are good news for online businesses – EU member states should endorse them, say S&Ds, Pervenche Berès, e-commerce, #TaxJustice, #DigitalUnion,

New VAT rules are good news for online businesses – EU member states should endorse them, say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the VAT rules proposed by the European Commission to make life easier for e-commerce and online businesses in the EU, and called on EU member states to support them. S...
EU Budget 2017: €500 million extra to tackle youth unemployment, S&D MEP Jens Geier, refugee crisis, boosting growth, Horizon 2020, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, Erasmus+

EU Budget 2017: €500 million extra to tackle youth unemployment

The European Parliament approved the EU budget for 2017. Following pressure from the S&D Group the budget contains an extra €500 million to help tackle youth unemployment in Europe. S&D MEP...
We need greater scrutiny and oversight of Commissioners’ declarations of interest, #TaxJustice, European Commissioners’ declarations of interest, Evelyn Regner, Panama Papers, tax evasion,

We need greater scrutiny and oversight of Commissioners’ declarations of interest

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of tougher measures to scrutinise European Commissioners’ declarations of interest. The measures are designed to improve the transparency and...
The S&D Group unanimously backs Gianni Pittella as S&D candidate for the Presidency of the European Parliament

The S&D Group unanimously backs Gianni Pittella as S&D candidate for the Presidency of the European Parliament

The Socialists and Democrats have unanimously backed the Group president Gianni Pittella as their candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament. S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said...

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