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No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds, David Martin, EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes,

No more helping dictators with products that could be used to violate human rights, say S&Ds

The European Commission today finally proposed a reform of the EU’s trade rules on exporting products that can be used for military, torture or surveillance purposes. The Socialists and Democrats...
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S&Ds advocate continued ACP co-operation

For over 25 years, the Cotonou Agreement has been a platform for co-operation between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. As the agreement expires in 2020 and new or unresolved...
S&Ds in favour of Mogherini’s proposal for new strategy on China, Victor Boştinaru, Federica Mogherini, G20 summit, Africa, #4Africa, 4Africa,

Commission moving in right direction on China MES but we need concrete action

The S&D Group has welcomed the statements coming from the Commission today against granting market economy status to China. However, the Group now wants to see these words turned into concrete...

EU values should be at the heart of our trade policy, says David Martin

Global trade is evolving and posing new challenges to the European economy. This is why Socialists and Democrats backed a report calling for an innovative strategy for the future of trade and...
European industry urgently needs the Council to unblock trade defence reform, say S&Ds,  Alessia Mosca MEP, EU’s trade defence instruments (TDIs), steel industry, WTO+ approach,, David Martin,

European industry urgently needs the Council to unblock trade defence reform, say S&Ds

In a growing competitive global trade environment, the European Union is vulnerable to unfairly traded imports. This is why a modernisation of the EU’s trade defence instruments (TDIs) is urgently...