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S&Ds: We cannot back budget that is too weak to tackle many challenges EU faces

The S&D Group today abstained on a vote on the EU’s annual budget for 2018. This was the first time that the Group has ever not backed an annual EU budget. Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, S&D Group...
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The EU must step up efforts to be more efficient against VAT fraud say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the European Commission’s new proposals to combat VAT fraud following the revelations of the Paradise Papers and called on EU governments to take action without any...
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Pittella: Let’s stop being surprised at every leak. EU Council must finally deliver on tax havens and tax evasion

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella today urged EU governments to finally act decisively against tax fraud and tax evasion in Europe, during a debate in Strasbourg on the latest leak to emerge,...
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

Paradise Papers: S&D Group calls for special committee to investigate new revelations

The S&D Group is calling for the establishment of a temporary special committee in the European Parliament to address and draw conclusions from the new leaks known as the Paradise Papers. They...
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We need to ensure Paradise becomes Hell for tax fraudsters

Following new leaks on massive tax-evasion schemes on a global scale – the so-called Paradise Papers – the S&D Group is calling on EU governments to unblock major EU decisions on VAT reforms,...
MFF revision: 1.2 billion to tackle youth unemployment but more ambition needed, S&D vice-president Isabelle Thomas, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, #TaxJustice,

EU budget 2018: Well-funded budget is essential to boost growth and jobs

The S&D Group today voted on the Parliament's EU budget for 2018, which calls for more funding to boost growth, enhance cohesion and tackle the many challenges the EU is facing. Daniele Viotti...
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European Parliament backs EU-wide protection for whistleblowers

The European Parliament today backed a proposal to create a horizontal framework for EU-wide protections for whistleblowers who expose misconduct. Speaking after the vote, S&D MEP and author of...
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Arbitrary rule of not spending over 1% of GDP on EU budget must be scrapped

S&D MEPs today called for the rule of not spending more than 1% of European GDP on the EU budget to be scrapped. The call came ahead of a vote on a resolution on the future financing of the EU in...