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S&Ds: Proud of awarding Sakharov prize to Yazidi women, the Sakharov Prize for 2016 to Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, advocates for the Yazidi community, Pittella, Elena Valenciano,

S&Ds present their shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Sakharov Prize

Today, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament presented their six shortlisted candidates eligible for 2018 Sakharov Prize. The Group’s final candidate will be decided next Wednesday...
Consumer products sold in Europe will soon have to comply with higher safety requirements

S&Ds ensure products are safe for consumers and mutually recognised across the EU

Yesterday, S&Ds led a coalition in the internal market and consumer protection committee aiming at ensuring the safety of products across the European Union. Under the new framework, member...
Role and operations of the Troika with regard to the euro area programme countries

S&Ds defend pan-European personal pensions to make a greater difference during retirement age

The Socialists and Democrats in the economic and monetary affairs committee abstained on the vote of the pan-European personal pension product (PEPP), for the report as supported by the right wing...
FRAUD in big red letters

Parliament backs proposals to combat credit card and mobile payment fraud

The European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice, and home affairs committee today backed new proposals to combat credit card fraud and counterfeiting. The new law will also cover other non-cash...
Money in an envelope to finance terrorism

S&Ds lead fight against terrorist financing with tighter controls on cash leaving and entering the EU

The European Parliament’s committees for economic and monetary affairs and civil liberties, justice, and home affairs today backed tighter rules for those carrying or sending large amounts of cash...
Weekly Update - 14 to 18 March 2016

S&D Times - This week's highlights and what's coming up

Quote of the week by S&D Group vice-president, Tanja Fajon "Visa free travel does not only enable people-to-people contacts, cultural, educational and professional exchange; it also helps to curb...
Joining hands together

The fight for social progress is on the agenda of the next #EuropeTogether conference in Carcassonne, September 7th

Following the summer break, #EuropeTogether is back on the road and the members of the S&D Group along with their partners in the Committee of the Regions have chosen the 7 th of September in...

Green light for EU visa liberalisation with Kosovo

Today, the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee voted in favour for entering into negotiations with the European Council and Commission to include Kosovo in a visa free regime with the EU...