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New rules on short-stay visas will boost EU tourism while cutting down on abuses

The European Parliament today voted on an updated EU visa code, to modernise the granting of short-stay visas to the EU for third-country nationals.

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S&Ds welcome appearance of Greta Thunberg in environmental committee of the European Parliament

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg today and spoke in an open meeting of the environment committee. S

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We have shielded the European Food Safety Agency against pressures from the industry, say S&Ds

After a long political battle, today the European Parliament backed a deal reached with the EU Council to adopt a new regulation that will ensure

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European Parliament approves first EU-wide rules to protect whistleblowers

The European Parliament today approved new rules to protect whistleblowers . For the first time those who expose malpractice or wrongdoing at work

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S&Ds say: No special treatment advocated by EPP-ECR-ENF alliance for MEPs in case of fraud suspicion.

The S&D Group welcomes the adoption in plenary today of the report on the revision of Regulation concerning investigations conducted by the European

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A step forward in the protection of vulnerable workers. The Parliament has finally backed S&Ds call for crackdown on precarious contracts

Today the European Parliament has approved the final agreement reached earlier with the member states on measures that will boost the rights for

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S&Ds back new restrictions on products that terrorists can use to make explosives

The European Parliament today voted to update laws on the sale and marketing of chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives. The rules are

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S&Ds secure stronger surveillance of the financial sector and better consumer protection at the European level

The Socialists and Democrats led the drive for better rules to tighten financial supervision, which were approved by the European Parliament today.

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S&Ds make Europe’s roads safer

The European Parliament today approved new features to be introduced in new vehicles as of 2022 to further reduce the number of road fatalities. In

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European Parliament finally backs S&Ds call to establish the European Labour Authority

Today the European Parliament gave its final green light to set up the European Labour Authority (ELA), in order to end labour exploitation, tackle