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Pittella: The democratic future of Greece is in the hands of the Greek people

Pittella: The democratic future of Greece is in the hands of the Greek people

Following the third round of voting for a new president, the Greek government announced a general election which will be held on 25 January 2015. The president of the Socialists and Democrats Group...
Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfvens leads the way forward

Pittella: Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfvens leads the way forward

Commenting on the Sweden Democrats Party, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella said: "I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfvens having managed...
Another Cold War 'wall' brought down – a turning point for EU-Cuba relations too

Pittella: "Another Cold War 'wall' brought down – a turning point for EU-Cuba relations too"

Following the historic declaration by US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro this afternoon on easing the trade embargos and normalising diplomatic relations, the Socialists and...
freedom of the media and freedom of expression, . Turkey

S&Ds condemn Erdoğan's attack on press in Turkey

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament censured President Erdoğan's violent response to critical media organisations – and more generally against freedom of expression in Turkey. His...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the two-state solution

S&Ds lead call for recognition of Palestine

Following the large vote of the European Parliament in favour of the resolution for the recognition of the Palestinian state, the Socialists and Democrats Group stressed the importance of this...
“Commission’s proposal on tax transparency is a good start, but more is needed” say S&Ds

First good results on tax evasion but the Commission must now deliver

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the European Commission's commitment to present an action plan to fight tax evasion and tax fraud which costs EU member states €1 trillion each year. S&D Group...
Turkey can emerge stronger if it defends pluralism and justice

Pittella: Erdogan is leading Turkey in the wrong direction, faraway from Europe

After over 32 journalists have been arrested in police raids on a leading newspaper and TV station, among them the editor-in-chief of Zaman newspaper and the chairman of Samanyolu TV, the president...