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S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal"

“The Commission should listen to the concerns voiced by the European Parliament and the S&D Group about the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) in the Comprehensive Economic and...
Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data

Swoboda welcomes 'right to be forgotten' ruling: "Power to the user, not the company"

The European Court of Justice today ruled in favour of the 'right to be forgotten' online. In a case against Google Spain, the court found that the search engine must grant access to and delete "...
Anni Podimata Financial transaction tax FTT

The EU financial transaction tax reaches a new stage

S&D Euro MPs welcomed progress on the financial transaction tax following the meeting of EU finance ministers today in Brussels. S&D Group leader Hannes Swoboda said: ”The Socialists and the...
strengthening fight against fraud in EU budget

S&D Group successful in strengthening fight against fraud in EU budget

The European Parliament today in Strasbourg adopted a report for a directive on combatting fraud against the EU's financial interests through criminal law (known as the 'PIF Directive'). Fraud and...
Goods, made in label

S&D Euro MPs win major victory to introduce a "made in" label on consumer goods

An S&D Euro MP today led a cross-party majority to introduce a "made in" label for consumer products sold in the single market. This measure is part of a set of proposals to strengthen the safety...
S&Ds achieve step forward on transparency in European Parliament

Parliament backs S&Ds' mandatory EU transparency register for lobbyists

The European Parliament today in Strasbourg endorsed a proposal by S&D MEP Roberto Gualtieri for a mandatory register for all non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and lobbying organisations...
Swoboda calls for ambitious new data protection package ahead of EU-US trade talks

Data protection: ECJ decision is a wake-up call for the Council

Following today's decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to invalidate the 2006 Data Retention Directive, the S&D Group called on EU governments to adopt, without further delay, the new...

"The 2015 EU budget must boost economic recovery and help citizens"

Euro MPs today called on the European Commission to present an EU budget for 2015 which boosts growth and creates jobs in Europe. They gave the green light to guidelines for the 2015 EU budget based...