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04/02/2015

Proposals for an S&D position towards the Western Balkans and their ‘European perspective’

At its June 2003 summit in Thessaloniki the EU Heads of State and Government promised a ‘European perspective’ to the countries of the Western Balkans and clearly stated that “the future of the Balkans is within the European Union”.

The EU needs an active enlargement strategy that keeps...

01/12/2014

DEVE (Development) policy paper for development and humanitarian aid priorities 2014-2019

S&D as a group has been at the forefront of the global fight against poverty, discrimination and inequality. We’ve fought hard to ensure adequate funding has been maintained for development in spite of economic difficulties and political resistance by some groups. Despite achievements, a lot...

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14/01/2014

10 demands to fight social dumping and protect all workers

Equal work, equal right and fair competition must be at the heart of a well-functioning Single Market, not only to protect workers but also to protect small and medium enterprises, which are the main engine of job creation in Europe. However, the lacking ambition and dedication of the European...

21/05/2012

Fair trade and sustainable growth 2.0

The EU trade policy has to reflect our social-democratic values of justice and solidarity.

The Lisbon Treaty gave the European Parliament new powers in the area of trade policy. We have to use these instruments to promote and implement our common principles and values.

Our Group...

GPF: A Lost Generation - #Back to School Poster, with 3 refugee children
07/02/2018

GPF: A Lost Generation - #Back to School

EU countries fail to adequately integrate child refugees into their school systems, according to a new comparative study presented today at by the Global Progressive Forum (GPF), ahead of next month’s European...

Countering Radical Right and Xenophobic Populism in Europe - A Progressive Response
01/02/2017

Countering Radical Right and Xenophobic Populism in Europe - A Progressive Response

Countering Radical Right and Xenophobic Populism in Europe - A Progressive Response.

The rise of the far right and the worrying presence of the antiimmigrant sentiment across the EU draws attention to an urgent need for progressive forces to unite and counter the...

Migration and Asylum
30/01/2017

Migration And Asylum

A system in line with our international human rights obligations

Protecting the fundamental rights of all migrants is the paramount concern of our group. All EU Member States have signed the Universal declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Status of refugees and have a...

Towards a new system of relations based on partnership: WITH AFRICA
11/01/2017

Towards a new system of relations based on partnership: WITH AFRICA

Towards a new system of relations based on partnership: WITH AFRICA

"Our commitment" - Introduction by S&D president Gianni Pittella

For too long hypocrisy has paralysed all initiatives to tackle the huge problems of this complicated continent...