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Pittella  EU and Africa summit

African Union-EU Summit: Parliaments and people must stay at the heart of Africa-EU relations

On the eve of the African Union and European Summit, a strong S&D delegation took part in Abidjan at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and the European Parliament Summit, which adopted today an...
Gianni Pittella meeting Faustin-Archange Touadéra, president of the Central African Republic

Gianni Pittella: End the barbarism in Libya and invest in Africa

Africa is a crucial partner for the future of Europe. This is a firmly held conviction for Gianni Pittella, the President of the Socialists and Democrats Group. During a high-level conference on...
eu and western balkans flags

Social Democrats meet in Sarajevo: citizens’ benefits to be at the heart of the EU integration

Five S&D MEPs, namely vice-president Tanja Fajon, foreign affairs spokesperson Knut Fleckenstein, S&D shadow rapporteur for Bosnia and Herzegovina Demetris Papadakis, MEP and president of the...
African children hidden behind african map

Africa: EU development aid should not depend on migration co-operation, say S&Ds

The European Socialists and Democrats voted today in favour of an important report on 'the EU-Africa strategy: a boost for development' and underlined the need for closer and fairer co-operation with...
EU countries must do more to protect refugees during current cold snap

We need to act now to prevent asylum crisis on Greek islands this winter

All EU member states must immediately stop sending asylum seekers back to Greece under the Dublin system. That was one of a series of urgent measures called for by the S&D Group in a debate in...
With Africa partner and priority

European Socialists and Democrats call for a real partnership with Africa

"We Europeans want and need to strengthen our co-operation, at all levels, with Africa – a continent blessed with immense resources, especially its people", argued the president of the S&D Group...
for UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

S&Ds reject the attack against UNRWA

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament rejects the manipulative attack by the EFDD Group against UNRWA – the UN agency that has been providing protection and assistance to...