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Pittella: S&Ds welcome the adoption by EU Council of the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations,

Pittella: Relieved that Brexit negotiations can finally start. Enough time has been wasted on the Tories' electoral gamble

Commenting on the commencement of Brexit negotiations today, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: "We are relieved that Brexit negotiations will start today. This is long overdue. Enough...
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Speaking at the PSOE Congress in Madrid Gianni Pittella calls on Socialists to take on the battle against the Right

Speaking this morning at the PSOE party Congress in Madrid, Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, highlighted the need for progressive policies...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

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

Quote of the week “When the Socialists and Democrats called for the end of roaming charges some years ago, we faced a lot of opposition from national governments, from corporations, and the...
S&Ds secure roaming deal: Europeans will no longer have to switch off data while travelling,  roaming, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, wholesale data cap,

Pittella: Goodbye roaming, welcome Europe! We are finally ending roaming surcharges from tomorrow

This Thursday, 15 June 2017, finally roaming surcharges will be abolished in the EU. With the approval of lower inter-operator roaming charges the Socialists and Democrats pushed through the last...
S&D priorities on the agenda, 3 to 6 July 2017

Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 12 to 15 June 2017. S&D priorities on the agenda

S&D priorities on the agenda, 12 to 15 June 2017 Preparation of the European Council of 22 and 23 June 2017 Gianni Pittella gianni.pittella@europarl.europa.eu + 33 3 88 17 5159 Migration For the...
Pittella: Great result for Labour. Voters reject May’s dangerous vision of UK and Brexit

Pittella: Great result for Labour. Voters reject May’s dangerous vision of UK and Brexit

Speaking after the results of the UK election, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “We are proud of a great campaign and result for UK Labour. This is a disaster for Theresa May. She called...
Progressive sustainable development book launch with Gianni Pittella, Ernst Stetter, Conny Reuter and colleagues holding banners of the SDGs

S&Ds on progressive sustainable development: from vision to action

Today, the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament, FEPS and SOLIDAR gathered together to discuss the question: “The2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: how can the EU...