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Tobbaco Directive E-Cigarette

MEP Linda McAvan brokers a deal on the new Tobacco Products Directive

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcome the new Tobacco Products Directive which will soon come into force following the decision this morning by the EU Council to back a deal...
Air conditioning F gas

EU to ban environmentally harmful air conditioning and refrigeration

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the agreement reached yesterday on new legislation that will encourage new air-conditioning devices and refrigerators to abandon...
Tobbaco Directive E-Cigarette

Linda McAvan calls on the Council to back preliminary deal on Tobacco Directive

The European Parliament negotiator on the new Tobacco Products Directive, MEP Linda McAvan, reached a preliminary deal with the EU member states’ representatives yesterday evening. However, the...

S&Ds take the lead on development co-operation

The S&D Group in the European Parliament today welcomed the adoption in the plenary of a regulation on the development co-operation instrument for 2014-2020. This measure will finance EU...

S&Ds call for a more ambitious civil protection mechanism

From fires to earthquakes and floods, the number of natural catastrophes has risen significantly in the last 20 years, taking more than 90,000 lives and costing 211 billion euros in Europe alone...
Fisheries - of ban on deep-sea trawling

S&D Group deplores conservatives' rejection of ban on deep-sea trawling

Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament were strongly criticised today in Strasbourg for voting against a proposal from the Socialists and Democrats to introduce a clear ban on deep-sea trawling...
Fisheries policy

S&D reform paves the way to more sustainable fisheries

The European Parliament in Strasbourg today overwhelmingly supported a new reform of the fisheries sector masterminded by S&D rapporteur Ulrike Rodust. The cornerstone of the new reform is the...
Green house gas

S&Ds support extraordinary measure to save EU carbon market system

Today the plenary of the European Parliament backed a proposal to stabilise the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by delaying the auctioning of surplus allowances. The chairman of the parliamentary...