Out of the crisis - a better economic model for Europe

We stand for change, for a different Europe, for a clean break with the policies which have triggered the economic crisis and failed to get us out of it.

Jobs and growth instead of austerity and recession

We can offer a real alternative to get Europe out of the crisis. Balanced budgets must go together with practical policies to promote jobs, growth and investment. Under right-wing leadership, the EU'...

Fair taxation: fighting the tax cheats

A fair tax system can close the loopholes and the tax havens, bringing in billions of euros to spend on jobs, innovation, public services and balancing budgets. Our priorities: We led the campaign...

Economic union that works for you

The sharpest lesson to learn from the eurozone crisis is that sharing a currency without sharing economic and social goals leads to instability and goes against Europe's shared values. Our vision is...

Financing a better Europe

The S&D Group does not believe that a narrow-minded economic policy based on harsh austerity is the way to get out of the current economic and financial crisis. Instead, we think that the EU...

A financial sector that serves society

We stand for root and branch reform of the financial sector, with effective regulation of banks, hedge funds and financial organisations. These banks and funds brought the world to the brink of...

Position papers