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Right wing accused of "absurd insinuations" over Commission hearings

The S&D Group today rounded on right-wing Euro MPs accusing them of "absurd insinuations" about the communist past of some nominees to the new European Commission in advance of parliamentary...

Outrage as gays face death penalty in Uganda

The European Parliament today called on Ugandan MPs to reject a bill that will criminalise homosexuality and leave lesbian, gay or bisexual people facing life in prison or even the death penalty. The...

Terrorist black list: S&D want fight against terrorism to be tough and fair

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution calling on the EU to improve respect of human rights in the fight against terrorism. "Terrorism needs to be fought. Though the fight against...

S&D Group calls for a more balanced and fairer economic system

The S&D Group firmly believes that an effective and reformed multilateral trade framework is needed to build a more balanced and fair economic system as part of a new global governance at the...

EU Farmers cannot wait for politics to change seasons

On the initiative of Socialist and Democrat MEPs in the Committee on Agriculture, the European Parliament yesterday called the Agriculture Commissioner Marianne Fischer Boel to refer to the plenary...

Turkish Constitutional Court’s ruling against Kurds “dangerous”

The ruling issued by the Turkish Constitutional Court on outlawing the Kurdish DTP (Democratic Society Party) seriously imperils the country’s democratisation process and jeopardises moves to...

New EU scheme helps jobless people to set up firms

The European Parliament today gave the go-ahead for a scheme to help jobless people to set up their own businesses. Said French Socialist MEP Pervenche Berès, who chairs the parliamentary committee...

MEPs question the Commission and Council

European parliament rules make provision for MEPs to submit written and oral questions to the European commission and to the Council. This can be an opportunity for MEPs to take up issues of local...