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S&Ds: the EU-Africa strategy must establish an equal partnership focusing not only on economy but also on human rights, democracy and fair trade

Following the first exchange of views on the new comprehensive EU-Africa strategy today in Plenary, the Socialists and Democrats Group welcome the

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S&Ds: New methodology of enlargement must focus more on the rule of law and the social and green dimension

The S&Ds welcome the proposed new methodology of the accession negotiation, presented today by the European Commission. We agree that particular focus

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S&Ds witness deeply concerning conditions in camps on Bosnian border

S&D MEPs took part in a mission to Croatia and Bosnia to assess the situation of refugees living in very precarious conditions in camps on the Bosnian

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S&Ds: Transparent elections and full participation of the opposition are the only way forward to cease violence in Cameroon

Today, S&D MEPs (Carlos Zorrinho, Maria Noichl, Norbert Neuser, Hannes Heide and Juozas Olekas), all members of the EU-African-Caribbean-Pacific Joint

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S&Ds welcome Albanian MPs' decision to put the new media law on hold

Today, the Albanian Parliament has withdrawn the vote on the so-called “Anti-Defamation” package, as this new law must be first examined by the Venice

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S&Ds: We need a real peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, based on international law

Following the presentation of President Trump’s ‘peace‘ plan to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the presence of the Israeli Prime Minister, the S

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Brexit: Citizens deserve better

S&D MEPs are seeking assurance that citizens' rights will be fully respected when the UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020. In a resolution voted today

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S&Ds: we need much bolder actions against Hungary and Poland, to stop an undemocratic virus from spreading across Europe

On the request of the Socialist and Democrats, the Parliament is debating today the situation in Hungary and Poland as both countries continue to push

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S&Ds: European Union should do its utmost to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal alive

Today the European Parliament is debating the recent confrontation between Iran and the US, and the role the EU could play to de-escalate it. The

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China must release Ilham Tohti, Sakharov Prize 2019 laureate, and close the ‘re-education camps’ for Uyghur’s minority. We are ready for targeted sanctions

Socialists and Democrats call on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ilham Tohti, an economist fighting for the rights