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EU strategy on Roma must support local action

The EU has a special responsibility for promoting Roma inclusion, but this has to be put into action at local level, said senior S&D Euro MPs in Strasbourg today. After adoption of a European...

Schulz calls for deeds to match words on Libya and declares: "Gadaffi will not escape punishment"

The Libyan crisis confronts Europe with "a huge challenge" in which wrong decisions could have dangerous long-term consequences, said Martin Schulz, leader of the European Parliament's main...

Commissioner's comments cause furore at European Parliament

S&D Group leader Martin Schulz voiced disbelief at the statement by Commissioner Algirdas Semeta today in which he appeared to reject an overwhelming vote by the European Parliament in favour of...

Pact for the Euro needs better balance, says Schulz

A competitiveness pact for the EU, to be discussed at the Eurozone Summit later this week, was dismissed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today for lacking balance. Martin Schulz, leader of...

Health needs boost in investment, not cuts, in economic crisis

The economic crisis and austerity measures are hitting health care hard, says a report approved today by the European Parliament. The report calls on EU member states to use public resources more...

Progressive Euro MPs win crunch vote for Robin Hood tax

Euro MPs today called on the EU to promote a financial transaction tax at global level and to implement it across the EU as a first step. The tax would produce significant new sources of finance as...

Euro MPs demand action to cut gender pay gap by 1 per cent a year

The European Parliament today approved a report warning that poverty is becoming a feminine issue, with single mothers and elderly women most at risk. The report calls on the European Commission to...

Euro MPs set to ban naked short selling

Euro MPs are to vote on Monday evening in Strasbourg on stricter rules on naked short selling - financial market speculation on the value of goods that traders do not actually own. Traders will have...