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Pittella on Ukraine: "Now Putin must demonstrate willingness to restore dialogue with EU"

Pittella on Ukraine: "Now Putin must demonstrate willingness to restore dialogue with EU"

Following the NATO meeting on Ukraine today and the Minsk agreement on a ceasefire in the Donbass region, Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament,...
Gianni Pittella: "We will not support a European Commission with fewer women than today"

Gianni Pittella: "Gender balance in Commission is essential precondition for S&D support"

As the talks surrounding the nomination of the new commissioners continue, the S&D Group met today to discuss the main issues such as gender balance and the respect for fundamental EU values. S...

Gianni Pittella: “EU's role is to save Israel and Palestine from extremism”

During a two-day mission to Israel and Palestine, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella met with a series of high-level politicians including Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel...
Gianni Pittella: "Bosnia must be offered a clear European perspective"

Gianni Pittella: "Bosnia must be offered a clear European perspective"

Following his visit to Srebrenica during the International Memorial Week organised by the Langer Foundation, Gianni Pittella, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, said: "...
S&Ds call for urgent joint EU action to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

S&Ds call for urgent joint EU action to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

"The EU cannot remain silent and watch as tragedies unfold on the high seas. 300 people have died in the Mediterranean in the past week alone" said Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and...
Gianni Pittella: "We will not support a European Commission with fewer women than today"

Gianni Pittella: "We will not support a European Commission with fewer women than today"

The S&D Group will not support a new European Commission with fewer women than in Barroso’s previous team warned today the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament,...
S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

“The Commission should listen to the concerns voiced by the European Parliament and the S&D Group about the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) in the Comprehensive Economic and...
Gianni Pittella: EU sanctions should not be considered taboo

Pittella on the EU foreign affairs Council: "We expected more; some light but still too many shadows"

Following the conclusions of the foreign affairs ministers meeting in Brussels this week, S&D Group president, Gianni Pittella, commented as follows on the crisis in Gaza and Iraq: "We expected...