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European Parliament backs progressive trade agreement with Japan

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a comprehensive trade agreement with Japan. It is the largest bilateral trade deal ever concluded by the EU in terms of market size, covering almost...
TRADE FOR GOOD

Progressives outline vision for sustainable international trade and investment

Leading S&D MEPs and international trade experts today presented a new policy paper on a Progressive Model for International Trade and Investment. The paper outlines a progressive and fair trade...
S&Ds call for fair trade with a strong development agenda ahead of Kenya WTO summit, World Trade Organisation (WTO), least developed countries (LDCs), Bernd Lange MEP, David Martin MEP, Doha Round, Global trade, climate change and sustainability, SMEs,

The European Union must lead drive for a reformed WTO

The European Parliament today backed a report calling for the EU to lead the drive for a reformed World Trade Organization (WTO). S&D MEPs stressed the need for the EU to continue to stand up for...

S&Ds will push for a progressive EU-Singapore trade and investment partnership

Leading S&D MEPs today welcomed the signing of the EU-Singapore free trade agreement and investment protection agreement and will now examine the final text in detail. Singapore is by far the EU’...
Illegal trade of cultural goods, artefacts in Greece

S&Ds lead large majority to end illegal imports of cultural goods in the EU

The Socialists and Democrats led today a large cross-party majority in the trade and internal market committees to set up rules and protect cultural goods sold and imported in the EU from third...

The new Mexican law allowing collective bargaining paves the way for a trade agreement, say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament advocate rules and standards in international trade and multilateral agreements to ensure that populations benefit from global trade. This is...
Positive first step from the Commission on copyright, portability and contract reform, Joe Weidenholzer, S&D Vice-President for the Digital Union, Evelyn Regner, S&D MEP Evelyne Gebhardt,

S&Ds take lead in creating a single digital gateway to facilitate online access to information across the EU

Today, the S&D Group led a coalition in the European Parliament to establish a single digital gateway to reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses across the EU. The gateway will...
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Trump puts at risk EU-US partnership that needs to be preserved

With S&Ds support, the European Parliament backed a resolution today stating that although many decisions by the Trump administration put in jeopardy the international rules-based multilateral...

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