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Maroš Šefčovič "gave a convincing performance as vice-president for energy union" say S&D MEPs

Maroš Šefčovič "gave a convincing performance as vice-president for energy union" say S&D MEPs

Vice-president nominee for energy union Maroš Šefčovič won the support of S&D Euro MPs during his hearing this evening in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. S&D Group spokesperson for...
Alenka Bratušek

Pittella: Bratušek rejected because of her poor performance – Fajon is the natural candidate

Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, stated: "Alenka Bratušek was rejected simply because she performed very badly at her hearing. And the...
S&D Group positive on Bieńkowska hearing but action must follow words

S&D Group positive on Bieńkowska hearing but action must follow words

When presenting her portfolio in a hearing in the European Parliament today, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, commissioner-designate from Poland for the internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs, laid...
Internet High Seed Broadband

Everyone in Europe should have access to high-speed broadband, say leading S&Ds

By 2020 all EU citizens should have access to internet speeds of above 30 Mbps and 50% or more of EU households should be able to subscribe to internet connections above 100 Mbps, according to a...
Roaming charges cut

S&Ds celebrate victory on net neutrality and end of roaming charges

The Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of the Single Telecoms Market after they secured a clear defence of net neutrality, something that the right-wing EPP rapporteur was willing to give up on...
Relaunching Europe - "Kiruna can be a model for new urban planning,"  say leading S&D members

"Kiruna can be a model for new urban planning," say leading S&D members

Sweden's Artic region produces 90% of all iron in Europe, creating wealth and jobs for many. However, the extension of this mining activity will force its main town, Kiruna, to move its city centre 3...