Our legal affairs work
Through our work in the legal affairs committee, the S&D Group works to facilitate access to justice for our citizens, including those who move across borders. We also ensure that we can respond to the new challenges arising in the online world. We need appropriate protection for intellectual property rights, be it for patents, trademarks or copyright so that innovation and creativity can flourish in the EU and promote European talent. In this debate, we pay special attention to safeguarding the rights of both creators and users. We are also fighting hard to make sure companies, when acting across borders within the EU, do so in a responsible way, respecting EU and national laws on taxation, workers’ rights and social security.