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Attacks on media freedom by conservative governments are weakening democracy in the EU

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today supported a report on strengthening media freedom in Europe and expressed particular

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Inclusion with equal opportunities benefits society as a whole

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the 2021-2027 Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion that promotes equal


S&Ds put consumer interests first in collective redress vote

For several years, and following harmful scandals such as Dieselgate, the S&D Group in the European Parliament has championed the need to improve

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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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S&Ds demand new Migration Pact based on solidarity and debate based on the facts

With home affairs ministers meeting today via videoconference, the S&D Group in the European Parliament calls for Council’s position on the new Pact

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New LGBTI+ equality strategy essential tool in fight against homophobia and rising hate crimes in Europe

The S&D Group in the European Parliament welcomed today an ambitious new LGBTI+ equality strategy presented by S&D Commissioner for Equality Helena

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Any law to curb online terrorism must strike the right balance between security and fundamental right to freedom of expression, says Iratxe García

Today, during the plenary debate on terrorism, the right to freedom of expression and education, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats, Iratxe

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EU will have mechanism linking budget to respect for rule of law for the first time, say Iratxe García and Eider Gardiazabal

For two years the Socialists and Democrats have been fighting for an efficient mechanism that will make access to funds from the EU budget conditional

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S&D Group: Even in times of crisis, there is no room for trade-offs when it comes to democracy and the rule of law

National responses to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a series of state of emergencies being declared and restrictive measures adopted in almost all

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S&Ds protest against the barbaric restriction of abortion in Poland!

Following the judgment by the PiS-controlled Constitutional Tribunal in Poland that further restricts the access to abortion even in cases of severe