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S&Ds welcome Eurogroup breakthrough on ESM reform to reduce risks for the banking sector

Last night’s Eurogroup agreement ends a year-long blockage that will finally update the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by improving the credit

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Council conclusions on taxation are encouraging sign EU ministers are willing to crack down on harmful tax practices

Reacting to the recent conclusions on taxation from the EU economic and finance ministers, Pedro Marques MEP, S&D spokesperson on tax matters, said:

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Iratxe García: “We call on the Council to adopt the budget urgently; all Europeans (including Hungarians and Polish) need the recovery package”

Ahead of today’s videoconference between EU national leaders, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament said: “It is

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2021 budget of the EU - our first chance to show citizens we stand with them in times of crisis and beyond

In a vote in the European Parliament today, S&D MEPs strengthened their call for a strong budget for the EU in the upcoming year. As the first of an

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We did it! Socialists and Democrats secure the next 7-year budget of the EU

After months of tough negotiations, the S&D team managed to secure a deal for the next multi-annual budget of the European Union (MFF). Last week, S

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We did it! Socialists and Democrats secure the next 7-year budget of the EU

After months of tough negotiations, the S&D team managed to secure a deal for the next multi-annual budget of the European Union (MFF). Last week, S

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S&Ds back new securitisation rules to ensure banks have breathing space to finance recovery without deregulating financial markets

Today, the economic committee in the European Parliament votes on targeted amendments to the EU’s securitisation framework adopted in 2017, which

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S&Ds vote against ECB candidate to urge Eurogroup to get serious about putting more women in top finance jobs

Speaking ahead of the vote on the appointment of Frank Elderson as a member of the executive board of the European Central Bank, Jonás Fernández, S&D

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Markets in Financial Instruments Directive: We don’t want a ‘quick fix’ that tries to exploit the Covid-19 crisis to deregulate financial markets

In a vote in the committee on economic affairs, the S&D Group abstained on the so-called Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) quick fix

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Put the money where it matters! S&Ds reiterate support for InvestEU programme and its beneficiaries

Socialists and Democrats reiterated their support for European programmes that create quality, non-discriminatory jobs, in line with the Green Deal