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A single charger for all electronic devices

A single charger for all electronic devices

S&D Euro MP Barbara Weiler today led a cross-party majority in the European Parliament on a proposal to introduce a universal charger for mobiles, smart phones and other electronic devices in the...
Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data

Privacy: S&D Group wins milestone reform on data protection

The S&D Group – the main progressive force in the European Parliament, with 194 MEPs – has thrown its weight behind a groundbreaking vote to introduce new EU rules for data protection. This will...
non-reusable plastic bags

It's time to get rid of non-reusable plastic bags, says S&D MEP Judith Merkies

The environment committee in the European Parliament gave its solid backing last night to a directive aimed at reducing the use of light weight plastic carrier bags. It is estimated that over 8...

An eCall for cars to save lives on roads across Europe

From October 2015, all new cars will be equipped with an eCall system which will be activated in case of accident or emergency, according to a European law approved today by the Internal Market...
Public procurement, hand shaking

New rules on public procurement and concessions will help fight social dumping and unfair competition

After two years of intense discussions, the European Parliament today in Strasbourg gave its final green light to new rules affecting procurement and concessions contracts between public authorities...
European telecoms market

“European Council and Telecoms: Listen to the Parliament”

The European Parliament today voted on a report reviewing the result of the telecoms package. The Socialists and Democrats Group had hoped that the result of this package of directives, a balanced...
special committee on organised crime, corruption and money laundering

European Commission and governments must step up fight against organised crime

The European Socialists and Democrats today in Strasbourg backed a breakthrough set of proposals to step up the fight against mafias and corruption, as the European Parliament's special committee...