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Pittella: The EU cannot be held hostage by the CDU-CSU's electoral interests

Pittella: The EU cannot be held hostage by the CDU-CSU's electoral interests

On the second leg of his tour of European capitals this week, following Spain yesterday, Gianni Pittella visited Lisbon today. Accompanied by S&D vice-president Maria João Rodrigues, he met...
S&Ds welcome new rules against tax avoidance, #TaxJustice, Olle Ludvigsson, anti-tax avoidance directive, Hybrid mismatch arrangements, Pervenche Berès,

S&Ds welcome new rules against tax avoidance

S&D Euro MPs welcomed progress made by EU finance ministers in the fight against tax fraud and corporate tax evasion during their meeting today in Brussels. S&D Group spokesperson on the anti...
Pittella and Valenciano meet Fernandez (PSOE): together we fight for a progressive European platform for a new Europe, #EuropeTogether,

Pittella and Valenciano meet Fernandez (PSOE): together we fight for a progressive European platform for a new Europe

As part of a series of meetings across Europe over the coming weeks with progressive family leaders, trade unions and NGOs, today in Madrid S&D Group president Gianni Pittella and vice-president...
the Polish government announced its intention to restrict access to the morning-after pill.

S&D Group stands together with Polish women against government’s new attack on women’s rights

The Socialists and Democrats are alarmed at a new attempt by the Polish government attacking women. Last Tuesday the Polish government adopted a draft bill restricting access to the morning-after...
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 MEP Sorin Moisa “The EU-Canada trade deal has the potential to generate jobs in the EU and create new economic opportunities for EU companies, notably SMEs. CETA is the...
On the march to build a new European Left: Pittella heads off to Spain, Portugal and UK, #EuropeTogether,

On the march to build a new European Left: Pittella heads off to Spain, Portugal and UK

The S&D Group is on the march to ‘Build the new European Left’. On Monday, the S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, will start a European tour to meet Progressive leaders and together...
It is time to strengthen passengers' and workers' rights in the aviation sector, The Aviation Strategy, Inés Ayala Sender,

It is time to strengthen passengers' and workers' rights in the aviation sector

The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative for Europe proposed by the Commission. Aviation is a strategically important sector of the EU economy, contributing €110 billion directly and €300...
robots-and-our-future-web robotics

Robots can facilitate our lives but we must recognise challenges

The European Parliament voted on its first ever report on robots today in Strasbourg. The report focuses on the many legal and ethical questions that the widespread deployment of robots will bring,...

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