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There can be no EU cooperation with Belarusian authorities repressing its citizens

As the tension between the authoritarian regime in Minsk and peaceful protesters rises, the European Parliament is again debating today the situation

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S&Ds: The fourth ‘Africa Week’ for a new sustainable and equal EU-Africa partnership kicks off, despite Covid-19

From the 13th to 15th October 2020, the S&D Group hosts the fourth edition of ‘Africa Week’ virtually, a first of its kind. The S&D Group, together

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S&Ds welcome Investment Plan for Western Balkans, but warn no shortcut on democracy and the rule of law

Socialists and Democrats welcome the proposal on an Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, adopted today by the European Commission

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Only dialogue can pave the way out of Venezuela’s deep crisis, say S&Ds as they defend Borrell against partisan accusations

Reacting to recent accusations against High Representative Josep Borrell for his decision to send a diplomatic mission to Caracas and pressure from

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Iratxe García calls on national leaders to show unity and ambition, and to accelerate important decisions

Ahead of the European Council that will convene this afternoon, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Iratxe

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S&D Group condemns the new crackdown on HDP party in Turkey

The S&D Group in the European Parliament condemns the new crackdown on the Turkish HDP party, following the news that Ankara prosecutors have decided

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S&Ds on new Pact on Migration and Asylum: solidarity has to be the rule, not the exception

The S&D Group welcomes the Commission’s long-awaited new Pact on Migration and Asylum based on solidarity, which includes a commitment to end ad hoc

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S&Ds: Dialogue is the only way forward. Turkey needs to refrain from any further illegal and unilateral action in Eastern Mediterranean

Following the escalation of the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Socialists and Democrats Group has requested and obtained a debate with

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Sanctions must be imposed on Lukashenka and Belarus regime, and free elections held as soon as possible, says Iratxe García

With the strong support of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament today adopted a resolution condemning the Belarusian authorities for

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S&Ds: Hands off Dr. Mukwege. We have the moral duty to ensure protection and call for justice in Congo DRC

Following the call put forward last week by Dr. Mukwege during an exchange of views in the subcommittee on human rights (DROI), and on an initiative