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Pittella, Barnier has experience necessary for Brexit role, European Commission’s chief negotiator,

Pittella: Despite positive tone, we expect UK to turn nice words into actions

Following the speech by the UK Premier Theresa May in Florence on the future of UK-EU relations, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “We are pleased that Theresa May struck a more positive...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - This week's highlights and what's coming up.

Quote of the week “We will take time to engage with African leaders and intellectuals, discuss, question and challenge ourselves about how we can work better together and empower the current and...
Spain

Pittella and Valenciano: President of Catalonia should immediately call off illegal referendum

“Spanish and Catalan socialists are calling the President of Catalonia to immediately call off the illegal referendum, in order to open a space for political dialogue as soon as possible. “The...
Africa Week 2017

S&Ds host Africa Week in Brussels and call for focus on youth and the future of Africa

Next week Africa will be at the centre of the activities of the S&D Group and its partners, both from Africa and Europe. From 25 - 28 September 2017, the S&D Group will organise its second “...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - This week's highlights and what's coming up.

Quote of the week "Europe is at a crossroads. The wind of change for a reformed and enhanced Europe is blowing strongly, battering the walls of those who have been working to dismantle Europe."...
for UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).

S&Ds reject the attack against UNRWA

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament rejects the manipulative attack by the EFDD Group against UNRWA – the UN agency that has been providing protection and assistance to...
Gianni Pittella - State of the Union SOTEU

Pittella: We need a new Europe closer to people's real needs

Following the debate on the State of Union in the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the president of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated: "Europe is at a crossroads. The wind...

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