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2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought to the Congolese gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege

Dr Denis Mukwege is a very deserving Sakharov prizewinner say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament expressed their great satisfaction at the award of the 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought to the Congolese gynaecologist Dr Denis...
Investment plan Juncker, austerity, economy

Pittella: "A good starting point – austerity dogma has been broken"

Following the presentation of the investment plan from Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in front of the European Parliament today, Gianni Pittella the president of the Socialists and...
Pope Francis delivers message of truth which must wake up Europe

Pittella: "Pope delivers message of truth which must wake up Europe"

On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella stated: "This was a message of truth which must wake up Europe. A...
Commissioner Günther Oettinger

Pittella: Commissioner Oettinger went beyond his competences with his unacceptable statements on fiscal policy

After the ludicrous statements made by Günther Oettinger - the Commissioner in charge of internet and digital issues - on fiscal policy and on the willingness of the French government to carry out...
Pittella: IMF should stop playing with fire and learn from past mistakes. Greece must remain in the Eurozone, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, Maria João Rodrigues, austerity,  Grexit,

Europe needs a "shock therapy" to exit the crisis

S&D Euro MPs today proposed to set up a new €400 billion fund as part of an investment plan to boost growth and create jobs in Europe. The plan was unveiled during a press conference today in...
Pittella "We will stand by Victor Ponta as Romanian prime minister"

Pittella "We will stand by Victor Ponta as Romanian prime minister"

Following the results of the Romanian presidential elections, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella , stated: "Victor Ponta embodies the most...
deadly mudslides and floods in northern Italy

Pittella: EU can help Italy and other member states hit by natural disasters

Following the deadly mudslides and floods in northern Italy on Sunday, Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, said: "Europe can help Italy...