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Multiannual-Financial-Framework-(MFF)

S&Ds: A new European budget investing in Europe, in people and in sustainable well-being for all

The European Parliament budget committee today backed a report calling for an ambitious and responsible future EU financing. This report will be the mandate of the European Parliament for the...
Tax Justice - all companies must pay

Now is time to ensure that taxes are paid where profits are made, say S&Ds

Today, S&D Euro MPs in the economic and monetary affairs committee backed new rules for corporate taxation in Europe to ensure that companies pay their taxes where profits are made. Both...
Are big banks’ profits in tax havens legal, The Commission must launch a full investigation and lift all doubtspresident of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, S&D Group vice-president Udo Bullmann and S&D spo

Socialists and Democrats successfully pushed for a new special committee to investigate tax crimes

On the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament today have decided to set up a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and...
Europe needs a strong and efficient strategic investment fund

Parliament backs plan to increase up to 32,3 billion EUR of investment in EU’s external actions

The European Parliament today voted on two essential parts of the new European External Investment plan, which aims to increase up to 32,3 billion Euros of investments outside EU mainly in Africa and...
Money in an envelope to finance terrorism

For the S&D Group the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism are top priorities

Regarding the European Parliament’s vote today on the proposed delegated regulation adding Sri Lanka, Trinity & Tobago and Tunisia to the list of countries that present strategic risks, and which...
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We must act now to clean up the mess we have seen in the Panama Papers and stand up for our citizens, say S&Ds

After 18 months of investigation, hearings and fact-finding missions on the Panama Papers, the European Parliament today has presented over 200 strong concrete recommendations to fight international...
Europe needs a strong and efficient strategic investment fund

EFSI 2.0: Smart investments to ensure a good future for all Europeans

Today, the European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority in favour of extending the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for two more years to 2020 and boosting its investment...

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