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S&Ds welcome new EU rules to secure gas supplies in Europe, Security of Gas Supply, Theresa Griffin, S&D MEP, EU’s energy security, #EndEnergyPoverty,

S&Ds welcome new EU rules to secure gas supplies in Europe

The European Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement last night on the new Regulation on Security of Gas Supply. The new rules ensure a regionally co-ordinated shared approach to...
MEPs and national governments agree on WiFi4EU – helping to bring free Wi-Fi to all Europeans, digitalunion, #DigitalUnion, Carlos Zorrinho,

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans

Today, the industry committee backed a plan to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces such as parks, squares and public buildings everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU. The initial 2017 to...
Socialists and Democrats make medical devices safer for European patients, Glenis Willmott, Unique Device Identification (UDI), Biljana Borzan MEP,

Socialists and Democrats make medical devices safer for European patients

Today, the European Parliament voted on a new law to tighten the requirements for medical devices. The new law will set rules for medical devices right through from design and manufacture to...
Energy label

New and clearer energy efficiency labelling is good news for the climate and consumers, say S&Ds

Negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council agreed late yesterday night on revised energy efficiency labelling. Current labels with a scale from A+++ to G will be replaced by labels with a...
Positive first step from the Commission on copyright, portability and contract reform, Joe Weidenholzer, S&D Vice-President for the Digital Union, Evelyn Regner, S&D MEP Evelyne Gebhardt,

S&Ds lead push for a 'connected' European Union and 5G internet by 2020

The European Parliament this week approved an agreement to make the 700 MHz band frequency available for internet use paving the way for 5G internet by 2020. The Parliament also backed two other...
S&Ds back co-operation at inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy and connectivity agenda, #DigitalUnion, Knut Fleckenstein MEP, Isabella De Monte MEP, digitalunion,

S&Ds back co-operation at inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy and connectivity agenda

Two MEPs from the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament attended the inter-parliamentary conference on trans-European networks policy (TEN-T) and the connectivity agenda held in...
Commission's Creative Europe Framework Programme

S&Ds call on the Commission to increase funding for European creative, cultural and audiovisual sectors

The Socialists and Democrats pushed today in the plenary in Brussels in favour of increasing the budget for the Creative Europe framework programme in order to meet the ambitions set. They also...