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Two years of internal border controls will put one of EU's greatest achievements at risk, say S&D MEPs, Gianni Pittella, Birgit Sippel, control checks and border queues, Schengen,

Pittella in letter to Tusk: Romania and Bulgaria must finally become full members of Schengen

The S&D Group today demanded, in a letter addressed to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk to take all the necessary steps to enable Bulgaria and Romania to join the Schengen area...
With Africa partner and priority

European Socialists and Democrats call for a real partnership with Africa

"We Europeans want and need to strengthen our co-operation, at all levels, with Africa – a continent blessed with immense resources, especially its people", argued the president of the S&D Group...
Safe country of origin lists must not prejudice individuals’ right to claim asylum, #EuWakeUp, EuWakeUp, migration, refugee, Asylum Procedures Directive, Sylvie Guillaume, Birgit Sippel,

Pittella: EU Commission finally acknowledges the need to revise Dublin

Following today´s decision of the College of EU Commissioners on migration, the President of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, stated: "After more than three years, the entire EU College of...
brexit chess pawns Eu and UK

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...