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Hogan’s resignation: Present a woman as next Commissioner, say S&Ds to Irish government

Following Phil Hogan’s resignation as EU trade Commissioner late Wednesday evening, Iratxe Garcia, S&D leader, said: “I respect Phil Hogan’s decision

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S&D Group: UK should deliver on its promises

The S&D Group is calling on the UK Government to deliver on its commitments for a comprehensive future partnership and to keep its promises to ensure

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EU trade deal strengthens labour rights of Vietnamese workers

Today, the Vietnamese National Assembly approved both the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement and ratified the International Labour Organisations (ILO)’s

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Modernised EU-Mexico agreement will strengthen multilateralism and help fight corruption in Mexico, say S&Ds

S&D MEPs welcome the consensus reached this week between Commissioner for trade, Phil Hogan, and the Mexican minister for economy, Graciela Márquez

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Vietnam trade deal brings progress for millions of Vietnamese workers, say S&Ds

Today, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted in favour of a free trade agreement with Vietnam. The S&Ds had led the drive in the European

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S&Ds secure significant progress on labour rights ahead of Vietnam trade deal

Today, the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of a trade agreement with Vietnam in the European Parliament’s Trade Committee. Before accepting

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S&Ds demand further labour and human rights guarantees from Vietnam before they can accept the trade deal

S&D MEPs have voiced their concern that there are still some pending commitments that Vietnam should deliver before the Socialists and Democrats can

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“We back the new Commission with a demanding, loyal and vigilant vote,” says Iratxe García

Today the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of the new European Commission, after five months of intense negotiations with the Commission

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Save the WTO from deadly blow by Trump, urge S&Ds in defence of rules-based trade

The European Parliament’s international trade committee yesterday evening unanimously backed a strong resolution calling for an urgent unblocking of

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Landmark agreement with China on European Geographical Indicators is crucial step in fight against imitation and usurpation

Reacting to the conclusion of the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese