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Western Sahara

Commission and Member States must respect ECJ ruling that Western Sahara is not part of Morocco

The EU-Morocco trade agreements are not applicable to Western Sahara, as it is not part of Moroccan territory, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed in its judgement today. However, the ECJ...
The Council’s proposal to renew EU’s trade defences is unacceptable for S&Ds, EU's trade defence instruments (TDIs), Alessia Mosca, lesser duty rule, David Martin MEP, dumping,

The Council’s proposal to renew EU’s trade defences is unacceptable for S&Ds

The Council’s proposal to renew EU’s trade defences is unacceptable for S&Ds. The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have been calling for the urgent reform of the EU's trade...
Let’s ban the ivory and rhino horn trade! No more wildlife trafficking, demand S&Ds, trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn, EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, Susanne Melior MEP, Miriam Dalli MEP,

Let’s ban the ivory and rhino horn trade! No more wildlife trafficking, demand S&Ds

Wildlife trafficking has become big business, worth an estimated €20 billion annually. It is one of the major forms of organised crime, and the EU is one of the main markets. This is why Socialists...
Ten progressive S&D principles for a new era of trade agreements, David martin, #TTIP, CETA, #4Africa, #ConflictMinerals,

Ten progressive S&D principles for a new era of trade agreements

The Socialists and Democrats (S&Ds) are pushing for a new dynamic in trade, so that international trade agreements contribute to sustainable economic growth and jobs, benefit people and enhance...
CETA can open the way to fairer trade agreements. We won’t turn our back on citizens’ concerns, say leading S&Ds

CETA: Pittella calls for a swift compromise; Wallonia's case shows EU functioning must be changed

Following the stalemate in negotiations for the CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, said: "The S&D...
S&Ds urge the Council to save EU jobs by reforming the trade defence tools, EU trade defence instruments (TDIs), Alessia Mosca MEP, David Martin MEP, tackle dumping, lesser duty rule,

S&Ds urge the Council to save EU jobs by reforming the trade defence tools

Following the publication of the Commission’s Communication on the reform the EU trade defence instruments (TDIs), today the heads of governments meeting in Brussels acknowledged that unfair trade...