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Plenary Session - European Parliament in Strasbourg from 14 to 17 February 2011. Socialist and Democrat priorities on the agenda

Socialist and Democrat Priorities - Plenary Session - February II - Strasbourg . Monday 14 February 2011 The implementation of the Services Directive 2006/123/EC Tuesday 15 February 2011 Emission...

World Social Forum : GPF workshop on migration

In the framework of the World Social Forum that is taking place from 7 to 10 February in Dakar, S&D Euro MPs Corina Cretu and Kristian Vigenin, took part in the roundtable “ Can migration be used...

"Solutions for Roma integration exist in the host country"

The European Commission should take its cue from the experience of local politicians and associations involved on the ground when it draws up its strategy for Roma people. Alternative solutions to...

Key role for women in Arab moves to democracy

Socialists and democrats today called for a louder voice for women in social and economic transformation of the southern Mediterranean. At a conference organised by the S&D Group in the European...

Merkel-Sarkozy pact under fire at European Parliament

Martin Schulz, leader of the European Parliament's main progressive group, the 186-strong Socialists and Democrats, deplored the summit's Franco-German inspired EU competitiveness pact. Behind it, he...

Conference to highlight Mafia threat to Europe

A two-day international conference opening in Brussels tomorrow will highlight the threat the Mafia now poses to Europe. Anti-Mafia prosecutors, politicians, the police and judiciary – including...

Strengthened EU-Africa partnership at the heart of talks during the World Social Forum

A strengthened partnership between Africa and the European Union will be at the heart of discussions between a delegation of Socialist and Democrat MEPs and delegates at the World Social Forum, which...

GPF delegation attends opening of World Social Forum

Jo Leinen, MEP, and Javier Moreno-Sanchez, Secretary-General of the Global Progressive Forum, both took part in the opening march of the World Social Forumalongside the Socialist Party of Senegal on...