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Young farmers are key in the future Common Agriculture Policy, say S&Ds

Young farmers represent a great potential for the agriculture sector, as they are keener to innovate and diversify. Hence, the new Common Agriculture Policy must embody a strong and concrete policy...
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S&Ds want to introduce specific targets for single-use plastic reduction

The EU is at the forefront of the global fight against plastic litter, but unfortunately, it is also one of the main responsible actors: Europe produced 52 million tonnes, the equivalent of 23% of...
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It is high time sustainability is put at the core of investors’ duties, say S&Ds on Commission proposal

Reacting to the Commission’s proposal on sustainable finance put forward today, S&D Group spokesperson on economic and monetary affairs, Pervenche Berès MEP, said: “The Socialists and Democrats...
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Cities will be able to properly enforce their air quality policies at EU level, say S&Ds

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...
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S&Ds want to replace the Eurovignette with a fairer system to charge road users

The high impact of road transport on the environment as well as the degradation of road infrastructure have a cost for society, but not everyone should pay for it, only those responsible. In fact,...
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S&Ds welcome the new Mobility Package, but it should be matched by financial incentives and investments

Today S&Ds welcomed the adoption of the third set of measures for a cleaner and safer transport system in Europe. It is the final part of the Mobility Package, which along with the circular...
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We must strengthen protection against natural disasters in Europe, say S&Ds

Only last year more than 200 people were killed by natural disasters in Europe and over one million hectares of forest were destroyed by fire. Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament want...
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S&Ds: is public food safety a must to the EU? If so, EFSA needs to be dramatically better staffed and funded

Following a two-day PEST committee facts-finding mission to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) headquarters in Parma, the S&Ds can assess with no doubts that EFSA is dramatically under...