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EU deal sets 30-day deadline for paying bills

Companies and public authorities will have to pay their bills within a 30-day deadline under a deal struck last night between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on the Late Payment...

European Parliament calls for saving the Jordan River

Based on an S&D Group initiative, the European Parliament adopted today a resolution calling for efforts to save the Lower Jordan River that risks running dry by the end of 2011. The 184-strong...

Euro MPs hail U.N. breakthrough on Kosovo

A draft UN resolution on Kosovo, drawn up by Serbia and the EU for a vote later today, was hailed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg as "an important breakthrough for the region." Socialists...

Summit urged to give commitment to financial transaction tax

S&D Euro MPs today renewed pressure on the European Commission and Council for a tax on financial transactions to curb speculation, improve transparency and increase budget revenues. They called...

Welcome for the suspension of woman's death sentence in Iran

The main progressive group in the European Parliament today welcomed the announcement by the Iranian Government that the death sentence for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been suspended. S&D...

S&D Group calls for EP resolution ahead of ACTA signature

Kader Arif, Socialist and Democrat spokesperson on international trade, this week urged the EU trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht, to deliver on his pledge to publish the ACTA text, either upon...

"Decent work: a new opportunity for all our citizens"

S&D Euro MPs today claimed victory after a crucial Strasbourg vote backed employment guidelines for EU member states to implement in the next four years. Said Group spokesman on employment and...

EP condemns deportation of Roma. "It's time to act", say European Socialists and Democrats

The 184-strong Socialist and Democrat group led the European Parliament to adopt a strong condemnation of repatriations of Roma recently carry out by some European countries ruled by the right,...