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Immediate action needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe in north-eastern Nigeria

Pittella and Kyenge kick off mission to Nigeria and Guinea Conakry for a real strategic partnership

As of today president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, and the ACP-EU vice-chair, Cecile Kyenge, start a crucial mission to Nigeria and Guinea...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the Week "Social democratic values and principles are needed more than ever in the EU. In the face of increasing inequality in our societies, lack of solidarity among people and countries,...

Following S&D call, European Parliament backs use of Article 7 against Hungarian government

For the first time a majority of the European Parliament has voted in favour of beginning procedures against the Hungarian government under Article 7.1 of the Treaty of the European Union. Article 7...
Gianni Pittella speaking in Slovenia

Pittella in Slovenia: We must radicalise our values and finally steer globalisation

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella is in Slovenia today as part of an event organised by the Slovenian Socialists and Democrats on the future of the EU. He was joined by S&D Group vice-...
S&D priorities - Strasbourg session from 16 to 19 January 2017

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 15 to 18 May 2017. S&D priorities on the agenda

S&D priorities on the agenda, 15 to 18 May 2017 Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 29 April 2017 Gianni Pittella gianni.pittella@europarl.europa.eu + 33 3 88 17 5159 We welcome the...
Turkey can emerge stronger if it defends pluralism and justice

Pittella: Turkey’s authoritarian drift under Erdogan is closing door to EU. CHP and HDP must stand united for democracy

During a two-day visit to Ankara, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella attended the trial of the president of the HDP party, met with the other leading figures in the party and spoke with CHP...
EUROPE TOGETHER Event - Our Choice: A Sustainable Social Europe

Socialists and Democrats family: "High time to deliver on a Social Europe!"

Tomorrow the S&D Group will put the need for a social and fair Europe that delivers to all at the heart of the debate with citizens. The "Our Choice: A Social Europe" event - part of the "...
S&Ds: EU must engage proactively to end Venezuelan crisis and seek a solution based on law, Elena Valenciano, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, Francisco Assis, Maduro government,

Pittella on Nicolás Maduro: enough is enough

Following the latest developments in Venezuela, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “Citizens being shot by the security forces is the last step in the deterioration of the system in...

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