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Viktor Orbán

Pittella: Orban’s referendum on refugee relocation is a meaningless sham and should be boycotted

The S&D Group has condemned the upcoming referendum in Hungary on the relocation of refugees. S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “Orbán keeps on peddling the same lie about the...
S&D Group's news on the European Parliament's Plenary session in Strasbourg

Plenary update - Strasboug session from 3 to 6 October 2016

Plenary Update October I Session 2016 PRESS CONFERENCE with Gianni Pittella Tuesday at 10.10 LOW N-1/201 WATCH THE ACTION LIVE www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu Our Priorities ▶ Tues 4 Avoiding conflicts...
S&D Conference: Muslims in Europe - Untold Success Stories

EU needs to do more to connect with Muslim communities

The EU needs to do more to encourage young Muslims and other minority groups to engage with European politics and work in the EU institutions. That was one of the many messages to come out of an S...
climate change

S&Ds call on the Council to ratify the COP 21 climate agreement

Ahead of the meeting of the 28 environment ministers tomorrow, leading S&D MEPs called on the Council to support the deal reached last year in the UN Climate Conference in Paris and allow for a...
S&Ds propose measures to boost jobs and inclusion in rural areas, Eric Andrieu, Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), #Prog4Climate, Paolo de Castro,

S&Ds propose measures to boost jobs and inclusion in rural areas

S&Ds want the European Union to take measures to stop the constant loss of farming jobs: between 2005 and 2014 almost one quarter (-23.6%) of agricultural labour input was lost in the EU. Today...
No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds, David Martin, EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes,

No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds

The European Commission today finally proposed a reform of the EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes. The Socialists and Democrats...
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...

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