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S&Ds set to enhance co-operation with ACP countries on climate change, Marie Arena MEP,  Hon. Waven William,

S&Ds set to enhance co-operation with ACP countries on climate change

S&D Euro MPs reaffirmed today their commitment to deepen relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries during the 33rd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-...
S&D Group to approve Mariya Gabriel as new Commissioner but want more focus on digital skills, digitalunion, Dan Nica MEP, Silvia Costa MEP, digital revolution,

S&D Group to approve Mariya Gabriel as new Commissioner but want more focus on digital skills

Following a joint hearing yesterday in the European Parliament of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner-designate for digital economy and society, the S&D Group are satisfied that she understands the...
Tax transparency: Liberals and Conservatives side with big business against interests of EU citizens, Evelyn Regner and Hugues Bayet, country-by country reporting, #TaxJustice

Those who designed tax avoidance schemes must also be sanctioned, say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today welcome the European Commission’s proposal on the role of intermediaries as ‘a new step towards increased tax transparency’. S&D Group spokeswoman on economic and monetary...
S&Ds lead coalition giving consent to the first ever EU-Cuba agreement,Knut Fleckenstein MEP, Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA), Elena Valenciano MEP,,

S&Ds lead coalition giving consent to the first ever EU-Cuba agreement

S&D MEPs led today in the foreign affairs committee a cross-party coalition to support the first ever deal between the EU and Cuba, in spite of the EPP’s efforts to postpone the vote. The...
EU budget crisis threatens Europe’s interests” say S&D Euro MPs

MFF revision: finally an agreement, now we need to talk about the EU budget post-2020

S&D MEPs have welcomed the adoption this morning by the European Council of the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which sets the framework and spending ceilings for the EU’s...
S&Ds win majority calling on member states to suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged, S&D MEP Kati Piri, enlargement,

S&Ds win majority calling on member states to suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged

Today in the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee the S&D Group secured wide support for the 2016 assessment report on Turkey. The Socialists and Democrats reiterated that Turkey's...
Pittella: Council conclusions on Africa-EU Partnership show that a more constructive approach is needed, World Refugee Day of 20 June, refugees, migration, asylum,

Pittella: Council conclusions on Africa-EU Partnership show that a more constructive approach is needed

Commenting on the Council conclusions for a renewed impetus on the Africa-EU Partnership and ahead of the World Refugee Day of 20 June, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “The conclusions...

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