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EP building with The Marrakesh Treaty on it

Marrakesh treaty will help bring new works to blind and visually impaired people

The European Parliament today backed the signing of the Marrakesh treaty that will help improve the availability and cross-border exchange of published works for blind and visually impaired people. S...
Palestinian girl in front of UNRWA logo holding palestinian flag

S&Ds condemn the freezing of funding to UNRWA by the Trump administration

The S&D Group strongly protests against the announcement of the US administration to freeze 65 million USD budget support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency...
Our fight for socail rights hand in air

S&Ds call for immediate implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

In the aftermath of the Social Summit which took place in Gothenburg on November 17, where EU leaders endorsed the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Parliament asked...
European Youth Orchestra and EUYO letters

S&Ds welcome new seat and secured financing for the European Youth Orchestra

The future of the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured. It is currently based in the UK and it depends on annual financial requests. However, a decision has been taken, promoted by the S...
Students at graduation ceremony

S&Ds encourage national EU leaders to take education seriously as part of the Social Pillar

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the plan published today by the Commission to create an EU 'area of education' by 2025. It has been presented as a contribution...
S&Ds congratulate LUX Prize winner Sami Blood, a film exposing racism and xenophobia

S&Ds congratulate LUX Prize winner Sami Blood, a film exposing racism and xenophobia

Sami Blood, a film by the Swedish screenwriter and director Amanda Kernell, has won the European Parliament’s 2017 LUX Prize. Set in the 1930s, in the beautiful landscape of Lapland, it addresses...
Latin American Forum

Progressives in the EU and Latin America move forward towards the EU-CELAC summit

The S&D Group in the European Parliament is committed to ever closer relations with Latin America, with the goal of an effective Bi-regional Strategic Association. This is why, for the fifth year...
Unesco

Nothing justifies US withdrawal from UNESCO, say leading S&Ds

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret Washington's announcement that the US is withdrawing from UNESCO by 31 December 2017. The allegations of the organisation being pro-...

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