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Udo Bullmann: We need full investigation into murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová,

Udo Bullmann: We need full investigation into murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová

Following the horrific murder of the journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová in Slovakia this week, the S&D Group is calling for a full independent investigation into the deaths...
Europe Together event in Bruges 22 Feb 2018

S&Ds will go to Bruges on 22 February to debate with civil society about participation in the next EU elections

The Socialists and Democrats are committed to a strong democratic European Union with transnational lists for candidates to the European Parliament and an open process to select the president of the...
Spitzenkandidat commission president blue chair and EU flag stars

The Spitzenkandidat process must go on, say Socialists and Democrats to EU leaders

The Socialists and Democrats want a more democratic Europe. They call on EU leaders to keep the so-called Spitzenkandidat system for the 2019 European elections, which gives EU citizens a say on the...
Roberto Gualtieri and Teresa May, Brexit talks in UK

Gualtieri to May: Freedom of movement rules must apply during transition period

S&D Group spokesperson for Brexit, Roberto Gualtieri, today met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the latest developments on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Alongside...

Press point following meeting of Roberto Gualtieri MEP and UK Prime Minister Theresa May

S&D MEP Roberto Gualtieri will today meet with UK Prime Minister to talk on the latest developments on the UK leaving the EU. Mr Gualtieri is a member of the European Parliament's Brexit Steering...
Romania Parliament

S&Ds always stand for rule of law and democracy. There is no ‘Romanian issue’ in Europe.

Following the debate on the possible threats to the rule of law by the Romanian justice system reform, S&D vice-presidents Tanja Fajon and Josef Weidenholzer commented: S&D vice-president...
EP logo and EP flags on EP building Brussels

S&D Group will only support Commission president elected via Spitzenkandidaten process

The S&D Group will only accept a new Commission president who is nominated as a candidate by one of the European political groupings at next year’s European election and who can command a...
Money in an envelope to finance terrorism

For the S&D Group the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism are top priorities

Regarding the European Parliament’s vote today on the proposed delegated regulation adding Sri Lanka, Trinity & Tobago and Tunisia to the list of countries that present strategic risks, and which...