Press releases

Press Releases

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S&Ds united with Turkey against terrorism

S&Ds call for an independent investigation on electoral irregularities and suspension of accession talks with Turkey

The S&D Group reiterated today in the mini-plenary session in Brussels its call on the European Council to suspend the accession negotiations between the EU and Turkey as soon as the 18...
New attacks on Hungary's democracy: Commission must send last call to Mr Orban

Pittella: Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal regime. The EPP must wake up and expel Fidesz

Speaking during a plenary debate on the situation of democracy in Hungary, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “Mr Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal and undemocratic regime. He is...
There is a direct link between Netanyahu's settlement policy and Israeli extremism, says Gianni Pittella, Jewish settlers in Palestine, President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel and for the Middle East, Habeas Corpus and human

S&Ds: The decision of PM Netanyahu to cancel meeting with Gabriel is insulting and deplorable

The S&Ds deplore the decision of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to call off a meeting with the Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, in Jerusalem...
S&Ds prioritise consumer protection and fair competition in the distribution of audiovisual media content, Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), Petra Kammervert MEP, combat hate speech, violence and racism,

S&Ds prioritise consumer protection and fair competition in the distribution of audiovisual media content

Today the S&D Group voted in favour of the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), a central piece of EU legislation in the field of audiovisual and media policy. S&D...
following Lampedusa and Ceuta tragedies

S&Ds: We must ensure basic protection for asylum seekers who arrive in EU

Today the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee backed a report calling for a guaranteed minimum level of reception conditions for asylum seekers arriving in the...
Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward, Evelyne Gebhardt, geo-blocking, Petra Kammerevert, Josef Weidenholzer,

Parliament votes to put an end to geo-blocking of online goods or services

The European Parliament’s internal market and consumer protection committee today voted in favour of new rules that would prevent geo-blocking of online content in the EU. This means that companies...