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solidarity has no borders refugees migrants

S&Ds: Resettlement of refugees must not be conditional on co-operation on border control

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today voted in favour of a report on new proposals for rules on resettling refugees to the EU. Following pressure from...
Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

The president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, is closely following the unfolding of events in Catalonia. Today he met Enrique Barón Crespo, former...
Moldova lake and turning to Europe slogan

Moldovan government is working to strengthen its integration with Europe, say S&Ds

During the debate on the situation in Moldova in the European Parliament this afternoon, S&D vice-president Victor Boştinaru MEP said: "Many in this House are accusing the Moldovan government of...
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Pittella on Catalonia: An illegal and invalid referendum but a sad day for Spain and Europe

Speaking on the on-going situation in Catalonia, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “This is a sad day for Spain and for the whole of Europe. There is no doubt that the non-referendum...
With Africa partner and priority

European Socialists and Democrats call for a real partnership with Africa

"We Europeans want and need to strengthen our co-operation, at all levels, with Africa – a continent blessed with immense resources, especially its people", argued the president of the S&D Group...
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Pittella: EU Commission finally acknowledges the need to revise Dublin

Following today´s decision of the College of EU Commissioners on migration, the President of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated: "After more than three years, the entire EU College of...
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S&Ds: referendum by the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq was counterproductive

The S&D Group does not recognise the results of the referendum on independence carried out by the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq on 25 September 2017. S&D vice-president Victor...