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WTO Bali Delegation

S&D delegation in Bali welcomes successful global trade agreement

After a week of intense negotiations in Bali, the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed on a package that will deliver long-expected results on the multilateral agenda to lower import...

S&Ds want to ensure reciprocity in access to to EU's public procurement market

Today the international trade committee in the European Parliament backed a proposal to achieve a level-playing field on the access of third-country goods and services to the Union’s internal market...
Data protection: S&Ds steer progressive rules through civil liberties committee

Swoboda on NSA snooping and US trade talks: "EU data protection is not negotiable"

As new revelations about the extent of the US National Security Agency's snooping on European citizens and leaders continue to emerge, a number of suggestions on how to enforce data privacy are being...
EU canada flag, trade agreement

The S&D Group welcomes the EU-Canada trade agreement

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcome the agreement reached today between the EU and Canada to create a free trade area, as it will help boost the economy and create new...
Eu-US trade agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on jobs and growth.

EU-US trade agreement should not undermine EU citizens' rights

Today the Socialists and Democrats met with EU and American representatives, experts and union leaders to analyse the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on jobs and...

EU-Ukraine association agreement and free trade agreement should be signed in Vilnius

The S&D Group in the European Parliament welcomed the decision to extend the mission of former European Parliament president Pat Cox and former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski to Ukraine...
EU-China negotiations for a bilateral investment agreement

S&Ds want human rights and sustainability included in EU-China investment agreement

Today the European Parliament gave a mandate to the European Commission to engage in negotiations with China for an investment agreement. This agreement will replace 26 individual bilateral...
Raw materials conference flyer

S&Ds launch action plan for a fair raw materials policy

S&Ds launch action plan for a fair raw materials policy After two days of debate with key experts, policymakers, NGOs, business representatives, diplomats and civil society on the future of raw...