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S&Ds slam Germany’s road toll plans as discrimination within the internal market, Dobrindt and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), Ismail Ertug,

S&Ds slam Germany’s car toll plans as discrimination against road users

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution criticising Germany’s plans to introduce a road toll system. The German government had introduced a de-facto exemption from a road toll, which...
It is time to strengthen passengers' and workers' rights in the aviation sector, The Aviation Strategy, Inés Ayala Sender,

It is time to strengthen passengers' and workers' rights in the aviation sector

The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative for Europe proposed by the Commission. Aviation is a strategically important sector of the EU economy, contributing €110 billion directly and €300...
S&D Group elects new Bureau and stands united behind Gianni Pittella as S&D candidate for EP president

Pittella a primus inter pares president - My vision for an inclusive and efficient European Parliament

Brexit, the migration humanitarian emergency, the threat of terrorism, armed conflicts at our doorsteps and the long lasting economic crisis have dramatically undermined the foundations of this...
S&Ds back railway modernisation, but not at the expense of workers

S&Ds back railway modernisation, but not at the expense of workers

European railways are in need of urgent modernisation and more competition so they can become a genuine alternative to road transport. While the technical aspects of the railway reform were already...
Fair employment ensures safer air travels, say S&Ds, Transport, aviation, Social dumping, MEP Ismail Ertug, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), MEP Gabriele Preuss, drones

Fair employment ensures safer air travel, say S&Ds

Social dumping at the expense of aviation safety will come to an end. Today, the European Parliament’s transport and tourism committee voted for a new regulation that will increase pressure on...
Emissions scandal: S&D MEP reveals authorities knew existence of cheat devices as far back as 1998, Seb Dance, European Parliament's emissions test scandal inquiry, air pollution crisis,

S&Ds grill Verheugen on discrepancies in laws for emissions of trucks/buses and cars

Today S&D members of the parliamentary committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) questioned Günter Verheugen, who was the EU Commissioner for Enterprise and...
"We must tackle social dumping to renew citizens' trust in the European project" say S&Ds

"We must tackle social dumping to renew citizens' trust in the European project" say S&Ds

Improved checks, stronger sanctions for companies that don't respect the rules and much greater social convergence, especially through establishing social rights as a pillar of European policy. These...