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The S&D Group calls for an inquiry committee on the car emissions scandal, 28 EU environment and industry ministers, environmental standards in Europe and legally binding emission limits, Matthias Groote MEP, Kathleen Van Brempt, citizens' health, The Tec

S&Ds achieve major victory to protect workers from diesel fumes

Thanks to an agreement struck today between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council, European workers will be protected from exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (...
S&D Euro MPs back steps to move Europe away from austerity,  national budgetary plans for 2017, budget, Euro, EU structural and investment funds, Maria João Rodrigues, macroeconomic conditionality, Pervenche Berès, Alfred Sant,  Gianni Pittella,

Udo Bullmann and Pervenche Berès: we will not accept to go back to austerity policy

Following today’s publication of the annual report by the European Fiscal Board (EFB) severely criticising the European Commission’s role in the development and implementation of the EU fiscal policy...

S&Ds successfully push for raising the EU climate target for 2030 to 55% goal

Today, Socialists and Democrats led a cross-party majority in the environment committee in favour of a more ambitious goal for the EU in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The adopted resolution on...
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Parliament backs S&D call for action over Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica scandal

Today, the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee backed a report pushed for by the S&D Group looking at the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica scandal. The report...
Plastic bottels and bags in ocean

S&Ds: We took a crucial step towards a sustainable future by making single-use plastic items a waste of the past

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament are once again the frontrunner in the crucial battle for a swift and sustainable transition to a circular economy. Today, we have led the Committee...
Social rights are back on the European agenda, but concrete action is urgently needed, say S&Ds

Maria João Rodrigues: I am shocked by Austrian Presidency’s indifference to the Social Pillar

Following the decision of the Austrian Presidency to cancel the meeting on the implementation of the Social Pillar, S&D Group vice-president and European Parliament’s rapporteur on the European...
S&Ds secure social rights and transparency in modernising EU port services, MEP Knut Fleckenstein, securing workers' rights and safety, social dialogue and environmental compliance, Ismail Ertug MEP,

S&Ds back measures to tackle sea-based sources of marine litter

The Socialists and Democrats in the transport and tourism committee voted today in favour of the port reception facilities report to tackle sea-based sources of marine litter. The report forms part...