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New attacks on Hungary's democracy: Commission must send last call to Mr Orban

Pittella: Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal regime. The EPP must wake up and expel Fidesz

Speaking during a plenary debate on the situation of democracy in Hungary, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “Mr Orbán is turning Hungary into an illiberal and undemocratic regime. He is...
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Pittella: The French people have voted for change – now we must unite to block the Front National

Following the first round of voting in the French presidential elections, the S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “Tonight, the French people voted for change. It was a clear message that...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

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

Quote of the week by S&D President, Gianni Pittella 17.04.2017 “Another harsh blow against democracy and rule of law has been dealt in Turkey. This is yet another decisive step away from Europe...
Third annual School of Democracy kicks off in Reggio Emilia, #democracydays, Pittella, Stanishev, schoolofdemocracy, africa, Arab Spring

Third annual School of Democracy kicks off in Reggio Emilia

The S&D Group’s third annual School of Democracy kicked off in Reggio Emilia yesterday evening. Over three days, one hundred young people from over 30 different countries will debate and discuss...
Pittella: harsh blow against democracy; EU accession talks must be suspended, Piri,

Pittella: harsh blow against democracy; EU accession talks must be suspended

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella speaking on the Turkish citizens’ vote in historic referendum sai d: "Another harsh blow against democracy and rule of law has been dealt in Turkey. This is...
European Parliament shows support for Hungarians' fundamental rights, reintroduction of the death penalty and increased victimisation of migrants, Birgit Sippel, Viktor Orbán, migration,immigrants, PSE Congress in Budapest,

Pittella on Hungary: Commission must be prepared to back up dialogue with threat of sanctions. EPP must now kick Orbán out

The S&D Group has welcomed the statement from the European Commission that they will begin a political dialogue with the Hungarian government about the deteriorating political situation in the...
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Pittella: There will be no future for the European Union without a strong Social Union

The S&D Group wants legislation to ensure decent working conditions in all forms of employment, a living wage for all Europeans and a European Child Guarantee. These were some of the proposals...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

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

Quote of the week “Shame, shame, shame. We can’t find a more suitable word to stress our deepest indignation, sorrow and anger for the disgraceful chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun...

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