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Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

The president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, is closely following the unfolding of events in Catalonia. Today he met Enrique Barón Crespo, former...
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Everyone should live up to the Paris climate agreement, say leading S&Ds

Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the full implementation of the agreement reached in Paris, ahead of the next UN climate summit. The Conference of the Parties (COP23)...
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European Commission must act now to protect whistle-blowers in Europe

The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee today voted in favour of a report calling for horizontal EU-wide legislation to protect whistle-blowers in Europe. Speaking after the vote, S&D...
Two years of internal border controls will put one of EU's greatest achievements at risk, say S&D MEPs, Gianni Pittella, Birgit Sippel, control checks and border queues, Schengen,

Pittella in letter to Tusk: Romania and Bulgaria must finally become full members of Schengen

The S&D Group today demanded, in a letter addressed to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk to take all the necessary steps to enable Bulgaria and Romania to join the Schengen area...
Safe country of origin lists must not prejudice individuals’ right to claim asylum, #EuWakeUp, EuWakeUp, migration, refugee, Asylum Procedures Directive, Sylvie Guillaume, Birgit Sippel,

Pittella: EU Commission finally acknowledges the need to revise Dublin

Following today´s decision of the College of EU Commissioners on migration, the President of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated: "After more than three years, the entire EU College of...
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Pittella: Despite positive tone, we expect UK to turn nice words into actions

Following the speech by the UK Premier Theresa May in Florence on the future of UK-EU relations, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “We are pleased that Theresa May struck a more positive...