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Spirit, wine, beer bottles

Alcohol should also have labelling on ingredients and nutritional values

At a plenary vote to update the 2008 EU Spirits Regulation, Socialists and Democrats called for an end to the exemption of spirit drinks from the Food Information Regulation, so that they are also...
bees honeycomb

S&Ds demand a ban on the pesticides that kill bees and threaten biodiversity

Today the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published a risk assessment report confirming that certain substances used in pesticides - neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam -...
climate change

S&D Euro MPs back the EU's Foreign Minsters' decision on climate diplomacy

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the EU foreign affairs ministers’ commitment to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Knut Fleckenstein...
Light bulb with stocks and shares chart behind it

No one should be left behind in the transition to a new electricity market, say S&Ds

The electricity market in Europe has been deeply transformed in the last decade. From the old monopolies controlling the entire chain from production to the final consumer, we are now in a landscape...
Cut out paper people holding hands round a light bulb

S&Ds propose measures to avoid electricity shortages and crises

Today the parliamentary committee on industry, research and energy supported the report drafted by S&D MEP Flavio Zanonato on risk preparedness in the electricity sector. Currently, member states...
not tested on animals

S&Ds promote a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics.

The European Parliament’s committee on health and environment today voted in favour of a resolution promoting a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics . The European Union stopped the testing of...
Speech bubble - special committee on Monsanto - glyphosate

At the S&D’s request, the European Parliament creates a special committee to scrutinise the Monsanto scandal

Today the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg backed the creation of a special committee to find out whether the multinational producing glyphosate - an active ingredient in broadly used...
green climate - wind turbines, solar panels on green world

S&Ds back deal with the Council to fine-tune the ETS market of allowances

Socialists and Democrats have strongly advocated for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as the flagship of Europe’s fight against climate change and as a crucial tool to help EU industry to adapt...