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PES Congress Lisbon event poster 2018

S&Ds kick off election campaign at PES congress in Lisbon

The president of the Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Udo Bullmann, will participate in the PES Congress in Lisbon on 7-8 December together with a strong delegation of S...
green climate - wind turbines, solar panels on green world

S&Ds support a net zero-carbon economy by 2050 but demand actions for a just transition

Socialists and Democrats welcome the European Commission proposal to end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, S&Ds want to make sure that the transition to a net zero-carbon economy will...
Progressive Society Sustainable Equality Report

Ahead of the next European elections, S&Ds present a roadmap to resolve the social and ecological crisis

The European Union must change gear to accelerate its transition to a sustainable society, by placing well-being for everyone at the heart of its project for the next parliamentary term. So far, the...
People in yellow suits spraying pesticide on crops

S&Ds back enhanced EU risk assessment to avoid harmful pesticides in the food chain

Socialists and Democrats have been at the forefront in the fight against harmful pesticides, such as those containing glyphosate, and have pushed for a strict and independent European system to...
Socialists and Democrats make medical devices safer for European patients, Glenis Willmott, Unique Device Identification (UDI), Biljana Borzan MEP,

S&Ds want to speed up the implementation of safer rules for medical implants and other devices

Once again, new scandals on unsafe medical devices shake the European Union, as unveiled by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Socialists and Democrats in the European...
lorries, co2 emmissions on motorway

EU will make it easier for cities to enforce their air quality policies

More and more cities in Europe are trying to impose restrictions on highly contaminating vehicles. However, it is difficult to enforce these measures as long as these vehicles continue to cross...
CO2 logo over car and exhaust fumes

S&Ds back lower CO2 emissions of lorries

Socialists and Democrats are strongly committed to clean mobility and to decarbonising transport as a way to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement - which aims at keeping the increase of global...

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