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03/05/2017

Cohesion Policy Post-2020

The underlying idea of the European Union is a peaceful cooperation between its different peoples and nations. Member States have defined common rights, duties and objectives in the Treaty of Lisbon. One of the key objectives of the Union is to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion,...

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12/04/2017

SOCIAL EUROPE - Contribution to the European Commission reflection paper in the context of its White Paper on the Future of Europe

There will be no future for the European Union without a strong Social Union. Europeans should rightfully be able to re-identify the European Union with the protection and the reinforcement of their labour and social rights, and, thereby, of their quality of life. This will in coming years,...

22/06/2016

S&D position paper on migration & asylum

The European Union is facing the largest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. It is a crisis of unprecedented magnitude that originates largely from conflicts, persecution and humanitarian disasters in Europe’s neighbourhood, and beyond. The violent conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq...

17/05/2016

S&D position paper on LGBTI rights

LGBTI rights are human rights: according to international human rights standards, every nation is obliged to protect all lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTI) from torture, discrimination and violence. In the European Union, the European Treaties and the...

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16/03/2016

S&D Position Paper on Europe 2020 strategy - A review for success

The Europe 2020 objectives and targets were adopted in 2010 on the assumption that Europe could achieve a quick return to growth after the financial crisis that hit the EU in 2008, following the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the United States. In 2010 three main scenarios for Europe’s economic...

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17/12/2015

Progressive European Social Policy: Returning the focus to the people

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the position and engagement of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament towards a real Progressive European Social Policy, as the basis for a strong and sustainable Social Europe. The...

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30/09/2015

EU cohesion policy - an investment tool for the benefit of EU citizens

The EU Cohesion Policy is the main investment instrument in the EU - a powerful tool for financing jobs and growth, improving the quality of citizens' lives and creating solidarity and enhanced social, economic and territorial convergence and development in the regions of the EU. Cohesion Policy...

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25/09/2015

Circular economy

“If we carry on with business as usual, by 2050 we will need three times more resources than we currently use” – Karmenu VELLA European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Today's economy and consumption patterns are based on a linear 'take, make, dispose' model...

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