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Pittella: Schulz and Gentiloni are right – all EU Members must show solidarity on migration

S&Ds welcome approval of the UN refugee compact and urge support for the migration pact

S&D MEPs welcomed the approval by the UN General Assembly of the Global Compact on Refugees last night. The legally non-binding text sets out a series of principles and recommendations to improve...

S&Ds secure strong 37.5% CO2 emissions target for new cars in 2030

Over 25 hours of tough negotiations between the European Parliament and the EU Council were needed to reach a provisional agreement on CO2 reductions for cars and vans. The strong position held...
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S&Ds stand with protestors against Viktor Orbán's "slave law"

S&D MEPs today stressed their support for the peaceful protests in Hungary. Fifteen thousand people demonstrated in Budapest over the weekend against new laws that would allow employers to force...
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Progress on technical rules, but more concrete climate action is needed, say S&D’s after COP24 draws a close

Following lengthy negotiations that continued on into the evening the COP24 concluded with an agreement that, despite its shortcomings, provides a way forward for the implementation of the Paris...
A budget for the eurozone has become a necessity, say S&Ds, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), &D MEP Pervenche Berès, Treaty of Rome, Paul Tang MEP, #TaxJustice,

S&Ds criticize lack of progress on Eurozone reforms

Following the conclusions of the Euro-Summit on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), S&D group president Udo Bullmann states: "While we welcome the fact that European leaders have...
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S&Ds on the outcome of the December European Council

Commenting on the results of the last European Council meeting of 2018, S&D group president Udo Bullmann said: “On Brexit, the week that was supposed to be decisive has passed and nothing has...
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S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week S&D president Udo Bullmann on the reform of the Eurozone The Eurozone needs a meaningful budget that has the financial firepower to stabilise and foster convergence for it to be...
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Plenary backs ambitious S&D proposal to tax more tech giants

Today the Socialists and Democrats led a broad coalition in the plenary to include digital provider companies such as Netflix or iTunes (Apple) in the digital services tax (DST). The S&Ds...