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EU and Latin American progressives join forces in Chile, GPF president, S&D MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom,

Pittella in South America: Europe and Latin America must go hand in hand to face global challenges

As of Monday, the President of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, will be on mission in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile to support and strengthen the political...
Osman Kavala

S&Ds make urgent call for release of Osman Kavala

On the eve of the European Summit, another low point has been reached in Turkey with the detention of Osman Kavala, a leading figure in building a more tolerant and open Turkey. He was detained as...
Schengen and border controls sign posts

Entry-Exit system: Border management is vital for a good functioning of the Schengen area

The European Parliament today approved a new Entry-Exit system for all non-EU nationals arriving in the passport-free Schengen area. S&D Group vice-president and negotiator for the new system,...
#Metoo sexual harassment hastag on words

#MeToo: women, you are not alone, say S&Ds

At the request of the Socialists and Democrats, this morning the European Parliament debated the situation concerning sexual harassment and abuse in Europe and in the Parliament. Following the global...
Roma boy holding empty bowl, poverty

Deprived of their human rights – Parliament backs report to tackle intolerable anti-gypsyism in Europe

Today the Parliament adopted the report on protecting fundamental rights of Roma people in the EU. The report recognises anti-gypsyism as a horizontal issue, and demands a range of policies from...

S&Ds encourage and support Palestinian unity

Following a meeting today with Dr Nabil Shaath, chief foreign-policy adviser to the Palestinian president, leading S&D Group MEPs expressed support for Palestinian unity in the hope of achieving...
Refugee boy in tent

Pittella: Parliament backs radical asylum reform, finally removing first country of entry principle

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today backed a fundamental change to the EU’s asylum rules. Under the current system, in most cases, the asylum seeker...