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hands and money coins and leaf growing

Make money work for a just and fair society, say S&Ds to Commission

The Socialists and Democrats call on the Commission to endorse the recommendations put forward in a report by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. If the European Union is serious...
Dieselgate - blue car and smoke

Dieselgate: One in four cars still on our roads two years on; member states must act

In its answer to a parliamentary question from S&D Group vice-president responsible for sustainable development, Kathleen Van Brempt, the European Commission has confirmed that two years after...
lorries, co2 emmissions on motorway

Lorries and buses should contribute to curbing greenhouse gas emissions, says S&D MEP Damiano Zoffoli

Today the environment committee in the European Parliament backed a report aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. The EU is committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40...

S&Ds regret lack of EU member states’ commitment to live up to the Paris climate goals

If the European Union wants to curb emissions, address climate change and meet the commitments made in Paris, member states must commit themselves seriously to reduce emissions. The final agreement...
Spray dan on wall - special committee on Monsanto papers

A special committee on glyphosate will be set up at the request of the S&Ds

Following the scandal of the Monsanto Papers and how the pesticide company tried to influence EU legislation, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament requested that a special committee...
World, electric turbines and electric plug

S&Ds lead the EU’s transition to a clean energy model ensuring no one is left behind

Socialists and Democrats are leading the European transition towards a clean and sustainable economic and social model in which energy plays a central role. This is why, today, the S&D Group...
Plastic bottels and bags in ocean

All plastic should be recyclable and recycled in the near future, say S&Ds

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the Commission’s strategy to reduce plastic waste. In line with S&D efforts to promote a transition to a circular economy -...
Hands holding drop of water over ocean

S&Ds want strong measures to ensure that oceans contribute to a sustainable development

The oceans, which cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, are our strongest allies against climate change. As stated by the UN during the Paris Climate Summit, they play a vital role in the...