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Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 18 to 21 October 2010. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - October II - Strasbourg. Monday 18 October 2010 Improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently...

Kyrgyzstan, quotation by chair Katarína Neveďalová of the EP delegation - observation of the election

MEP Katarína Neveďalová, member of the Socialists and Democrats Group who chaired the delegation of European parliamentarians for the observation of the election in Uzbekistan last Sunday, declared...

European Commission must launch an investigation on ethnic databases in Europe

Claude Moraes, S&D spokesperson on civil liberties, justice and home affairs, said today in Brussels reacting to the news of an ethnic database allegedly set up by the French police in 2004: "If...

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 "...