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People out demonstrating in Nicaragua waving flags

The S&D Group calls for the end of violence and for democratic reforms in Nicaragua

Following another day of violence in Nicaragua, with fire weapons used against students, Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for the end of repression against...
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos

The S&D Group backs the continuity of the peace process started by Santos in Colombia

Following the first round of the presidential elections in Colombia, and ahead of the official visit of the departing president Juan Manuel Santos to the European Parliament, the S&D Group...
EU and Portuguese flags

Udo Bullmann on his first trip as S&D leader to Portugal

This Saturday, the leader of the S&D Group, Udo Bullmann, visits the congress of the Portuguese Socialist Party (PS) in Batalha (Portugal). During his visit he will meet with Prime Minister...
Syria: the world's biggest humanitarian crisis urgently needs to be addressed, UK, Germany, Kuwait and the UN will co-host the Syria Donors Conference 2016, Gianni Pittella, Linda McAvan, education funding gap, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Syrian town of Maday

High time to address the challenge of climate change refugees

Every year millions of people are forced to flee from their homes, and in many cases their countries, because of floods, windstorms, earthquakes, droughts or other ravages of climate changes. Yet...
President Maduro wins Venezuelan elections 20 May 2018

Elections have not solved the crisis in Venezuela, says S&D MEP Ramón Jáuregui

Following the presidential elections held yesterday in Venezuela, S&D MEP Ramón Jáuregui, who co-chairs the EU-Latin America Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat), said: “Unfortunately, the elections...
Mossawa center logo

S&Ds call for the release of Jafar Farah, and the peaceful protesters arrested in Haifa

The S&D Group calls for the release of Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa Center, the leading advocacy organisation of Arab citizens in Israel, and of all peaceful demonstrators. 21 people have...
Stronger rights for LGBTI people

European Parliament raises the rainbow flag but EU must do more to protect LGBTI people

On the occasion of the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, S&D MEPs have called for greater EU action to protect LGBTI people in Europe and around the world. S&D...
The S&D Group in the European Parliament remains committed to the EU enlargement process and calls on the European Commission and the Council to fully support the European perspectives of the Western Balkan countries.

S&Ds: EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia must confirm a credible enlargement perspective for the region

Socialists and Democrats call on the EU heads of states to use the opportunity of the summit in Sofia to confirm a credible accession perspective for the Western Balkans countries. We must speak a...