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20 Apr 2021

Transnational lists and Spitzenkandidaten principle: concrete solutions for enhancing a European public sphere

Transnational lists and Spitzenkandidaten principle Speakers : • Iratxe García Pérez, President S&D Group • Domènec Ruiz Devesa, S&D AFCO Coordinator

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S&Ds lead support for EU-UK Agreement in committee but seek assurances ahead of final vote

Today in a joint vote by the foreign affairs and the international trade committees, the S&D Group is leading support for the consent vote on the EU

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S&Ds continue to strongly support EU enlargement, but there must be no compromises on the rule of law and democracy

Today the European Parliament is voting on the first four progress reports on countries aspiring to join the European Union: Albania, North Macedonia

24 Mar 2021

S&D online event: European democracy is not for sale

We seek to discuss more thoroughly the financing of political activities by foreign donors; describe explicit cases of foreign interference; to


Democracy is not for sale: the financing of political parties

In the last years, we have seen many attempts by foreign actors, most often from Russia, to destabilise our democratic processes by direct or indirect

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S&Ds welcome sanctions against military leaders of the coup in Myanmar and demand release of all political prisoners

As demanded by the S&D Group and the European Parliament, the European Council has today imposed sanctions on the leaders of the undemocratic military

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The S&D Group strongly condemn the indictment to ban Turkish HDP opposition party

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament condemn the new crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), following the news that

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S&Ds call for harmonised, EU-wide rules to prevent foreign funding undermining European democracy

The Socialists and Democrats call for clear minimum standards and rules, including a ban on foreign donations for political activities, to be

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S&Ds reject an external migration policy based solely on numbers

Ahead of the joint Council meeting of Foreign Affairs and Home affairs Ministers today (15 March), the S&D Group urges the Council to look beyond the

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The S&Ds in the European Parliament call for independent inquiry into assassination of Ambassador Attanasio in the DRC. The EU can make a difference with new rules on conflict minerals and due diligence

Following the terrible attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which killed the Italian ambassador, Luca Attanasio, an Italian military policeman