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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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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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Our demands for the next European Commission

The last Strasbourg Session of the European Parliament in July was a decisive session for the future of the European Union. Although disappointed on

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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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Von der Leyen must act quickly on commitment to fix EU asylum system and save lives in the Mediterranean

During a debate in the European Parliament on the ongoing situation in the Mediterranean Sea, where humanitarian NGOs are being criminalised for

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We will support Ms von der Leyen as long as she delivers on her promises, says Iratxe García

The Socialists and Democrats decided to vote in favour of Ursula von der Leyen as next Commission President. After an intense group meeting, the

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We told Ms. von der Leyen that we expect a game changer from the Commission, says Iratxe García

Today the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament debated for two hours with Ursula von der Leyen, the nominated candidate by the European

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Iratxe García: Our will to change the course of the European Commission remains intact

In the first plenary debate of the new legislative term, S&D Group leader Iratxe García said this morning: “European citizens sent a clear message in

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S&D leader Iratxe García: The proposal from the Council is deeply disappointing

Today the Bureau and heads of national delegations of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament met to discuss the proposal from the