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We stand with Kaftancioglu, leading opposition figure in Turkey, against unacceptable sentence of 9 years

Today an Istanbul court sentenced the main opposition CHP (Republican People's Party) Istanbul head Canan Kaftancioglu to 9 years and 8 months in

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Iratxe García addresses the SPD parliamentary group in Berlin: “We count on you to build a more sustainable and progressive Europe”

Today S&D leader Iratxe García attended the extraordinary opening session of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, upon invitation from

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S&Ds satisfied with Lagarde’s hearing as ECB president candidate. EPP shows itself to be blind and deaf to the need for change

Following the committee hearing with Christine Lagarde, the S&D Group expresses its overall satisfaction with the detailed answers she provided in a

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S&Ds: The unjustified and undemocratic decision by Turkish authorities to remove Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van mayors should be reversed

This morning the Turkish interior ministry replaced the HDP mayors of the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van. State governors have been appointed in

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What do we owe to social democracy?

What do we owe to social democracy? 150 years ago, Social Democrats tamed the first Industrial Revolution. By putting people first, we have built a

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Mauritius Leaks show Parliament's tax committee must continue to fight against tax crimes, say S&Ds

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published the Mauritius Leaks which reveal how multinational companies, with the help

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United States must end the separation of migrant families and stop treating asylum seekers, including children, as criminals

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament adopted today a resolution on the situation at the US-Mexican border,

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S&Ds calls for free and fair elections to end political impasse in Venezuela

The European Parliament today voted a resolution denouncing the human rights situation in Venezuela. The Socialists and Democrats expressed their

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S&Ds welcome political understanding on EU Mercosur deal and insist on guarantees for labour rights and environmental standards

After 20 years of negotiations, the EU and Mercosur today signed a political agreement on their future Association Agreement. Reacting to this news, S

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The Sea-Watch crisis shows the urgent need to build up an EU migration policy, say Iratxe Garcia and David Sassoli

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret the situation of the 42 migrants who were stranded in the Mediterranean in the Sea-Watch