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Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week by S&D Group vice-president and co-author of the Panama Papers’ inquiry committee report, Jeppe Kofod “The Panama Papers revealed that a global corrupted elite of politicians,...
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Low-emission transport is crucial for a sustainable economic and social model, say S&Ds

The transport sector is responsible for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is why the European Union must make an irreversible shift to a low-emission mobility if we want to...
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S&Ds call for immediate implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

In the aftermath of the Social Summit which took place in Gothenburg on November 17, where EU leaders endorsed the Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Parliament asked...
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Pittella: Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia deserve to be included in Schengen

S&D MEPs have called for Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to the Schengen passport-free area as soon as possible. They also insisted that Croatia should join as soon as it meets the technical...
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We must act now to clean up the mess we have seen in the Panama Papers and stand up for our citizens, say S&Ds

After 18 months of investigation, hearings and fact-finding missions on the Panama Papers, the European Parliament today has presented over 200 strong concrete recommendations to fight international...
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S&Ds on the EU’s Common Foreign Defence and Security Policy

The European Parliament today backed two reports on the Common Security and Defence Policy and on the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Following the positive vote in the plenary, S&D vice-...
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S&Ds: EU must increase its efforts and commitment for stabilisation in Libya

In light of the upcoming discussion later on this evening in the European Parliament’s plenary session on the situation of migrants in Libya, S&D Group vice-president Elena Valenciano MEP said: "...