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S&Ds propose measures to avoid electricity shortages and crises

Today the parliamentary committee on industry, research and energy supported the report drafted by S&D MEP Flavio Zanonato on risk preparedness in the electricity sector. Currently, member states...
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S&Ds promote a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics.

The European Parliament’s committee on health and environment today voted in favour of a resolution promoting a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics . The European Union stopped the testing of...
Speech bubble - special committee on Monsanto - glyphosate

At the S&D’s request, the European Parliament creates a special committee to scrutinise the Monsanto scandal

Today the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg backed the creation of a special committee to find out whether the multinational producing glyphosate - an active ingredient in broadly used...
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S&Ds back deal with the Council to fine-tune the ETS market of allowances

Socialists and Democrats have strongly advocated for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as the flagship of Europe’s fight against climate change and as a crucial tool to help EU industry to adapt...
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Make money work for a just and fair society, say S&Ds to Commission

The Socialists and Democrats call on the Commission to endorse the recommendations put forward in a report by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. If the European Union is serious...
Dieselgate - blue car and smoke

Dieselgate: One in four cars still on our roads two years on; member states must act

In its answer to a parliamentary question from S&D Group vice-president responsible for sustainable development, Kathleen Van Brempt, the European Commission has confirmed that two years after...
lorries, co2 emmissions on motorway

Lorries and buses should contribute to curbing greenhouse gas emissions, says S&D MEP Damiano Zoffoli

Today the environment committee in the European Parliament backed a report aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. The EU is committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40...