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Visa vote brings Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina closer to EU

The prospect of EU membership for Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina came closer today after the European Parliament voted for visa-free travel for people from both countries. The measure could take...

ACTA: S&D Group goes on the attack

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are demanding clarity and transparency in the light of the conflicting information reaching them about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (...

S&D welcomes the release of Sakharov prize candidate Birtukan Mideksa

Prisoner of conscience Birtukan Mideksa was freed this morning by the Ethiopian government, which had sentenced her to life in prison in December 2008. Earlier, the S&D Group had unanimously...

Health insurers in Africa need our support

Health assistance in Africa is more vital than ever, but its effectiveness has to be called into question, declares the S&D Group in the European Parliament. The report by S&D vice-president...

Illegal migration: The EU cannot pay Libya to do the dirty work

S&D Group called for an urgent debate on the EU migration policy today in Brussels, following the announcement that the European Commission signed last Monday a deal with Libya defined as a "...

EU faces budget clash

A budget clash is looming between EU ministers and the European Parliament over spending plans for 2011. The 184-strong Socialists and Democrats Group is leading moves to safeguard funds for key...

Banana trade: Commission and Right leave ACP partners in the lurch

On Tuesday morning this week, MEPs from the S&D Group accused their colleagues on the Right and the European Commission of abandoning Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) banana-producing...

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Brussels from 6 to 7 October 2010. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - October I - Brussels Wednesday 6 October 2010 World day against the death penalty EU action on oil exploration and extraction in Europe Third...