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Roberto Saviano and Sofi Oksanen, winners of the 2010 European Book Prize

The European Book Prize (Prix du Livre Européen) was awarded in Brussels on the evening of Wednesday 8 December to Italian writer Roberto Saviano for his essay, "Beauty and Hell", and to Finnish...

Chance for a stable future for Kosovo

Speaking ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Kosovo, the first since its declaration of independence nearly two years ago, S&D vice-president Hannes Swoboda said today: "We expect the...

Council criticised as "short-sighted" on maternity leave

Euro MPs today criticised ministers for failing to adopt the European Parliament's position on maternity and paternity-leave as the basis of a compromise, choosing instead a less ambitious proposal...

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 13 to 16 December 2010. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - December I - Strasbourg . Monday 13 December 2010 Energy Efficiency Action Plan Migration policy: single application procedure for a single...

EU should study the idea of a European financial stability agency

Ahead of a crucial meeting of the Eurogroup, S&D Euro MPs today urged EU finance ministers to study the creation of a European financial stability agency to solve the Euro zone's debt crisis...

Prizes for page-turning visions of Europe

S&D leader Martin Schulz will host the 4th European Book Prize ceremony in Brussels on Wednesday 8 December in the presence of European Parliament and Commission presidents Jerzy Buzek and José...

Outrage as right wing blocks EU petition on press freedom

The daughter of Romania's president is among right-wing Euro MPs today accused of plotting to prevent the European Parliament from debating a petition on press freedom in her country. Elena Basescu...

Better compensation in future for bus passengers

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed a deal between the European Parliament and the Council that will improve compensation for bus or coach passengers who suffer delays. Said S&D negotiator and...