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Austria

Gianni Pittella: Social Democracy wins if we show clear alternative to the right!

Following the parliamentary elections in Austria and the regional elections in Lower-Saxony (Germany) over the weekend, the Socialists and Democrats are set to continue shaping their identity...
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

S&Ds: JCPOA must be respected by all, including USA

S&D vice-president Victor Boștinaru MEP states: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is a success of multilateral diplomacy, a step forward in the fight for nuclear non-...
Unesco

Nothing justifies US withdrawal from UNESCO, say leading S&Ds

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret Washington's announcement that the US is withdrawing from UNESCO by 31 December 2017. The allegations of the organisation being pro-...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - Together Convention and Progressive Leaders

Quote of the week “Things cannot be changed through an illegal referendum. What did it achieve? Only damage. Damage to citizens; damage to Spain and also damage to Europe. A strong Spain in an ever...
solidarity has no borders refugees migrants

S&Ds: Resettlement of refugees must not be conditional on co-operation on border control

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee today voted in favour of a report on new proposals for rules on resettling refugees to the EU. Following pressure from...
Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

Catalonia: Gianni Pittella and Enrique Barón Crespo call for dialogue within the law

The president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, is closely following the unfolding of events in Catalonia. Today he met Enrique Barón Crespo, former...
Smart buildings energy graph

S&Ds push for smart buildings that will save energy and contribute to clean transport

Buildings eat up around 40% of the total energy used in the European Union and a big part of it still relies on fossil fuels. Improving building energy performance would lead to lower energy bills...
Spot light on europe and words banking union

S&D Euro MPs slam the Commission’s U-turn on the Banking Union

The Socialists and Democrats today have criticised the Commission’s plans to abandon the full insurance for depositors in the euro area known as the European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS). S&D...