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Plenary Session - European Parliament in Brussels from 7 to 8 October 2009. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist Priorities - Plenary Session - October I - Brussels Wednesday 7 October 2009 Prevention and settlement of conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal proceedings Passenger compensation in the...

S&D Group backs tax on financial transactions

Socialist and Democrat Euro MPs today backed the introduction of a financial transaction tax to support the recovery of the world economy. Following the G-20 in Pittsburgh, a European Parliament...

"Decent work for all" – a priority for European Socialists and Democrats

Half the world’s population today receives no social protection at all, while one in every two people around the world works in casual employment. "More than ever, promoting decent work in line with...

Joint declaration by the presidents of the S&D, EPP and ALDE groups following the Irish yes vote on the treaty of Lisbon

Martin Schulz on behalf of the S&D group; Joseph Daul on behalf of the EPP group; Guy Verhofstadt on behalf of the ALDE group. Reiterating their firm and constant commitment in favour of European...

Schulz urges sceptics to respect Irish "Yes"

With a clear YES expected in the Irish referendum result later today, S&D leader Martin Schulz called on eurosceptics, including Czech President Vaclav Klaus, to respect the outcome. He also...

Georgia report shows regional conflicts still active

The chair of the EU-Russia interparliamentary delegation, S&D Euro MP Knut Fleckenstein, welcomed a report by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini on last year's Georgia conflict. The report shows...

Self-employed truck driver proposal "licence to kill", says S&D MEP

The committee of Employment and Social Affairs in the European Parliament today rejected a proposal to protect self-employed truck drivers from long hours of work. Socialist and Democrat Euro MPs...

"The EU, Russia and the U.S. must face challenges together"

Senior S&D Group Euro MPs today called for fresh efforts by the EU, Russia and the US to meet common challenges including climate change, energy supply, security policy and financial market...