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man spraying glyphosate herbicide

S&Ds win a big parliamentary victory to phase out glyphosate

Led by the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today passed a resolution refusing the 10-year glyphosate licence renewal proposed by the European Commission. Instead, the European...
carcinogenic fertilizer products bottles iin garden

S&Ds: Updated rules on fertilizers are a step towards circular economy

Today the European Parliament voted on a report to update rules on fertilizer products. In line with our commitment to bring about a circular economy through ambitious policy proposals, the...
solar panels on world in a field

S&Ds want more ambitious legislation to promote the use of renewables

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are determined to achieve the goals already set to cut emissions in the Union by at least 40% below the 1990 levels by 2030, in order to stay...
Man spraying Glyphosate herbicide on fields

S&Ds make public health the priority and want the EU to phase out glyphosate

The Socialists and Democrats in the environment and health committee in the European Parliament today voted on a resolution to phase out glyphosate within three years. This substance is the most...
Smart buildings energy graph

S&Ds push for smart buildings that will save energy and contribute to clean transport

Buildings eat up around 40% of the total energy used in the European Union and a big part of it still relies on fossil fuels. Improving building energy performance would lead to lower energy bills...
S&Ds on glyphosate: tractor spraying in a field

Commission has to clarify the Monsanto papers before the reauthorisation of glyphosate

For months, Socialists and Democrats have been demanding transparency from the European Commission and its agencies on the management of the glyphosate files. This substance, developed by the...
COP 23 Bonn Nov 2017

Everyone should live up to the Paris climate agreement, say leading S&Ds

Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the full implementation of the agreement reached in Paris, ahead of the next UN climate summit. The Conference of the Parties (COP23)...