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David Sassoli will strengthen the Parliament to face populism and give a political direction to the EU, says Iratxe García

The European Parliament again will be led by a member of the Socialists and Democrats following the election today of Italian S&D MEP David Sassoli.

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S&D leader Iratxe García: The proposal from the Council is deeply disappointing

Today the Bureau and heads of national delegations of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament met to discuss the proposal from the

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The new S&D Group - challenges ahead

The European Elections have confirmed us as the second biggest group and the first progressive force in the European parliament with: - 154 members

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S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week S&D president, Iratxe García Pérez, on the Spitzenkandidat process We call on national leaders to make an effort to find a

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S&Ds welcome political understanding on EU Mercosur deal and insist on guarantees for labour rights and environmental standards

After 20 years of negotiations, the EU and Mercosur today signed a political agreement on their future Association Agreement. Reacting to this news, S

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The Sea-Watch crisis shows the urgent need to build up an EU migration policy, say Iratxe Garcia and David Sassoli

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament regret the situation of the 42 migrants who were stranded in the Mediterranean in the Sea-Watch

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Erdoğan should understand the message: In Istanbul, people have voted for democracy and better living conditions

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament congratulate all Istanbullus and the opposition CHP Party candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu who won for a

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There is room to find a compromise for European Commission president among one of the leading candidates, says Iratxe Garcia

Following the European Council meeting yesterday, in which heads of state and government did not succeed in finding a compromise for the nomination of

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S&Ds - Weekly Update. This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week: "Europe must regain its social soul and place people and the fight against inequalities at the heart of its political action, based

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The S&D Group elects its new Bureau

Today, the S&D Group has elected its new Bureau. The S&D Group bureau is composed of nine vice-presidents and one treasurer and is chaired by the S&D