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Parliament backs new rules to crack down on money laundering and organised crime

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, today backed two reports designed to make it harder for organised

  • tax
  • Emilian Pavel MEP
  • whistle-blowers
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The EU approval system for pesticides must improve to better protect human health, say S&Ds

Today the environment committee voted on a report by S&D MEP Pavel Poc, which calls for a better approval system for pesticides in the EU. It is part

  • Environment
  • climate
  • Miriam Dalli MEP
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Public Country-by-Country-reporting: last chance for Council to act on tax transparency

Ahead of a decisive technical meeting, S&D Euro MPs are calling on the EU Council to unblock the negotiations on corporate tax transparency. They

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  • LuxLeaks
  • Hugues Bayet MEP
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S&Ds – We're not loving it! Revelation of McDonald's tax practices show need for real EU action

Following a report by a coalition of trade unions on McDonald's tax practices, leading members of the S&D Group have renewed their call for urgent

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S&Ds: is public food safety a must to the EU? If so, EFSA needs to be dramatically better staffed and funded

Following a two-day PEST committee facts-finding mission to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) headquarters in Parma, the S&Ds can assess with

  • social
  • Simona Bonafè
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The ban on bee-killing pesticides is a victory for citizens and for biodiversity

Socialists and Democrats welcome the decision taken by a majority of the 28 national experts to back the ban on neo-nicotinoid pesticides. The S&D

  • Kathleen Van Brempt MEP
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Winning the fight against terrorism and organised crime means winning the fight for financial transparency

The European Parliament today backed new proposals to tackle money laundering and disrupt the financing of terrorist groups and organised criminals.

  • Panama Papers
  • tax
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Make them say what they pay - European Council must finally act for tax transparency of multinational companies

The S&D Group today demanded that the European Council explains its failure to prepare a position on laws that will ensure corporate tax transparency

  • LuxLeaks
  • tax
  • Panama Papers
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Finally some good news from member states on tax. Rules to bolster EU tax transparency are progress, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcome EU finance ministers’ decisions to strengthen tax transparency. S&D Group vice

  • tax
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Commission steps up the fight against member states' race to the bottom on tax. Harmful tax practices must be rooted out in the EU, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are pleased that the European Commission is taking account of harmful tax practices in its