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S&D: Covid-19 is another urgent reason for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience

At the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the subcommittee on human rights in the European Parliament held today a remote exchange of views

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S&Ds condemn the decision by Russia to ban the European Endowment for Democracy on its territory

Socialists and Democrats condemn the decision by Russian authorities to include the European Endowment for Democracy (EED), in their list of

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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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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


AI and ethics: protecting people, respecting rights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally transforming societies in Europe and across the world. From social media to health, or face recognition on phones to air traffic control, AI is affecting

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Brazilian environment and human rights defenders - S&Ds nominees for the 2019 Sakharov Prize

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have jointly nominated three Brazilian activists for the 2019 Sakharov Prize. They represent

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S&Ds: EU must do more to defend LGBTI people in Europe and around the world

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann said: “The situation for LGBTI

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S&Ds call on Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus

Following the announcement of Turkey to start drilling within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus, S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann said: “I

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S&Ds push for more funds in the EU 2021-2027 budget to support third countries, including for development, human rights and climate goals

Socialists and Democrats voted today in favour of a new ‘Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument’ (NDICI) that merges most

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S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann going to Italy on Wednesday and Thursday to express solidarity and assess situation regarding the Sea Watch

As the deadlock of the NGO vessel Sea Watch off the coast of Sicily in Italy continues, S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann will travel to the port of