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commissioner-designate Federica Mogherini

Mogherini shows clear determination to give EU more political impact and visibility

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament consider that commissioner-designate Federica Mogherini showed a thorough knowledge of her portfolio today in Brussels during her hearing with...

Pittella: a 'European Migrant's Day' to force EU to build up a common European migrant's policy

On the first anniversary of the Lampedusa tragedy, where on the third of October 2013, about 360 women, men and children coming from Africa died in the Mediterranean sea in attempts to reach European...
commissioner-designate Malmström

S&Ds accept Malmström nomination but call on Juncker to clarify his stand on ISDS

Today the Socialists and Democrats backed the nomination of Cecilia Malmström in a vote of the all-party international trade committee, but now request a clarification from Commission president-elect...
S&Ds call on former prime ministers including Jean-Claude Juncker to appear before PANA committee

Gianni Pittella: S&Ds have obtained promises from Juncker but we want to achieve more

In the light of the next week's commissioner hearings and after this week's tough negotiations with Jean-Claude Juncker, Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the...
Abbas government taking control of Gaza Strip could relaunch peace process, say S&Ds

Abbas government taking control of Gaza Strip could relaunch peace process, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament expressed their satisfaction at the agreement reached today between Fatah and Hamas, which would allow the unity government run by President...
Scotland's choice of future and progress

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella congratulates Scotland's choice of future and progress

After the victory of the "NO" vote in the referendum for the independence of Scotland, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, said: "We strongly welcome the democratic decision of the Scottish...
Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

Gianni Pittella: "Scotland is better off in the EU as part of the UK"

"Scotland is part of Europe, there is no doubt about it. Though there is no doubt that being part of such a great and historic family as the United Kingdom has more advantages than disadvantages in...
S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

S&Ds welcome landmark EU-Ukraine agreements as boost to economy and democracy

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcomed the simultaneous ratification of the EU-Ukraine association agreement and deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA). The Group...