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Pittella: Trump is the expression of a virus spreading across the US and EU. The EU must now reform, abandon step-by-step policy and address people's concerns

If we want to ensure peace, we have to defend democracies against Trumpism, says Bullmann

On the occasion of the NATO Summit, S&D president Udo Bullmann says: "The world will not become a safer place with a US president who only calls for more and more military spending and alienates...
Euro notes and handcuffs

Parliament backs new rules to crack down on money laundering and organised crime

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, today backed two reports designed to make it harder for organised criminals and terrorists to access their illegally...
humanitarian assistance

No one providing humanitarian assistance should be criminalised anywhere in Europe

People providing humanitarian assistance to those in need should not be criminalised anywhere in Europe. That was the message of a resolution backed today by MEPs in the European Parliament in...
S&D MEPs vote to protect freedom of panorama and effective copyright reform

Lobbying over copyright reform crossed a line. No MEP should be subject to serious threats

Over the last few days, numerous MEPs have received serious threats and verbal abuse over the proposed reform of EU copyright rules. Heated debate is a vital part of the political process, but...
European Citizens Initiative

Reform of European Citizens’ Initiative will make it easier for people to change direction of EU policy

The European Parliament today voted on the reform of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The European Citizens' Initiative is a unique and innovative way for citizens to shape the EU by calling...
Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation

Accidental Americans: EU must stand up to US over double taxation of EU citizens

S&D MEPs today called for the European Commission to act to protect EU citizens affected by the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The US is one of only two countries in the world to...

Parliament backs reform to make EU elections more transparent and democratic

Today, the European Parliament with an absolute majority of its component members passed a reform of EU electoral law, strengthening the European dimension of EU elections and rendering them more...
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Udo Bullmann to Sebastian Kurz: Don’t let the xenophobes and populists of FPÖ divide our Europe!

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the start of the Austrian EU Presidency, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann, said: “Presiding over the...

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