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An S&D delegation to visit Colombia and Peru from 12-16 February 2018

Bernd Lange, S&D MEP and chair of the committee for international trade; Inmaculada Rodriguez Pinero, S&D MEP and spokesperson for Colombia, Peru and Ecuador; and Ramon Jáuregui, S&D MEP...
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Only a multi-lateral system can ensure open, fair and free trade, say S&Ds to Trump

Reacting to US president Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos this afternoon, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament reiterated their commitment to a multilateral...
China imports in containers - anti-dumping

We want to protect European jobs and industries against dumped imports, say S&Ds

The European Parliament’s international trade committee today adopted a deal struck between Euro MPs and EU ministers in December of last year on combatting unfair cheap imports. Under the informal...
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Pittella: Trump has forgotten again to engage his brain before talking

The S&D Group strongly condemns the latest declarations of the US president Donald Trump, calling African countries, El Salvador and Haiti ‘shithole countries’. By insulting other nations, the...
S&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for Europe, Josef Weidenholzer, skilled labour force, Digitising European industry, small and medium sized enterprises, SMEs, Commission is moving on e-governance, Dan

S&Ds push to bring the EU’s trade policy into the digital age

Today, the European Parliament adopted as the first EU institution a digital trade strategy. The digitisation of our economies raises new questions about market access for digital goods and services...
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S&Ds welcome the EU-Japan agreement concluded today and will now scrutinise it

Reacting to the conclusion of the EU-Japan trade deal today, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the agreement and announced that they will scrutinise the final text in...
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Traceability of tobacco will contribute to health and undermine smuggling, say S&Ds

Today Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament voted to urgently introduce an independent traceability system for tobacco products. Some members of the parliamentary committee on health...

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