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Mexican flag and election protesters in the street

The S&D Group calls for the protection of all candidates running for elections in Mexico

Over one hundred politicians have been killed in Mexico since the beginning of the electoral campaign, which will culminate on 1 July with the election of 18,300 local and federal posts. Last...
Boat in Mediterranean and words Where has the solidarity gone?

The EU of solidarity cannot lose to the EU of xenophobia

Following the death of more than 50 people in the Mediterranean, S&D Group vice-presidents Elena Valenciano and Tanja Fajon, said: “We deeply regret the appalling loss of lives off the Tunisian...
Saudi Arabia and EU flags joined together

Stop cracking down on women’s rights activists, say the S&Ds to the government of Saudi Arabia

Socialists and Democrats were the leading political force behind the resolution that was adopted today by the European Parliament to condemn the recent cracking down on women’s right activists in...
Words around and about gender equality

Women’s empowerment must be central to EU’s foreign policy

The European Parliament today backed the S&D Group’s call for female empowerment to be put at the heart of the EU’s foreign policy. Progressive MEPs in the Parliament ensured that the report...
Refugee in libya and libya flag

S&Ds: Improving the social and economic situation in Libya is key for stability in North Africa, Sahel and the Mediterranean

Following today’s vote in the plenary on recommendations to the European Council, the European Commission and the High Representative on the political, economic and social situation in Libya, S&D...
Scene from Gaza with big letters GAZA over it

European Commission should assess if Israel is complying with EU Association Agreement

During today’s plenary session debate in Strasbourg on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the status of Jerusalem, the S&D Group called on the European Commission to assess whether...
People out demonstrating in Nicaragua waving flags

The S&D Group calls for the end of violence and for democratic reforms in Nicaragua

Following another day of violence in Nicaragua, with fire weapons used against students, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for the end of repression against...
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos

The S&D Group backs the continuity of the peace process started by Santos in Colombia

Following the first round of the presidential elections in Colombia, and ahead of the official visit of the departing president Juan Manuel Santos to the European Parliament, the S&D Group...