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Pre-summit preparation meeting in Ħamrun, Malta, PES president Sergei Stanishev and S&D Group president Gianni Pittella, migration, asylum, #EuwakeUp,

S&D Group on the results of the independent judicial inquiry in Malta

The S&D Group in the European Parliament takes note of the latest political developments in Malta where an independent judicial inquiry confirmed that all allegations against the Prime Minister...
New rules on posting of workers are an overdue first step, say S&Ds, Single Market, Maria João Rodrigues, Jutta Steinruck MEP, Posting of Workers Directive, S&D Euro MP Agnes Jongerius, Commission President Juncker, equal pay for equal work at the same wo

Udo Bullmann: We are determined to protect European workers, industries and the multilateral trading system

In view of tomorrow’s meeting between European Commission president Juncker, trade commissioner Malmström and US president Trump to discuss trade issues, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann warns of...

Silicon Valley is embracing EU's leadership in data protection and privacy, say S&D MEPs

A delegation of S&D MEPs travelled to the United States this week to meet leading digital and hi-tech players in Silicon Valley, and to discuss how best to meet the challenges and opportunities...
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Strong transatlantic dialogue with progressive forces is more important than ever

A high-ranking S&D delegation just concluded its four-day visit to Washington DC. The delegation, composed of MEPs Victor Boștinaru, Tanja Fajon, Maria João Rodrigues, Jeppe Kofod, Knut...
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Zero tolerance for Orbán’s asylum policies

Socialists and Democrats welcome today’s decision taken by the European Commission to launch an infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its “Stop Soros” package of laws. The legislation...
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S&Ds protest against Nation State and Breaking the Silence Laws in Israel

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament protest against the controversial Nation State Law adopted by Knesset today, declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people with Hebrew as...
S&D Group: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo, Ukraine and Georgia – Better late than never!, S&D vice-president Knut Fleckenstein, responsible for foreign affairs, neighbourhood policy and enlargement,

Kosovo has done its homework - citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe

S&D Group welcomes today’s European Commission announcement that Kosovo has made sufficient progress with regards to the fight against corruption and organised crime, and should now be granted a...
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Udo Bullmann: Google must play by the EU rules when in the EU market. No company is above EU law

S&Ds welcomed today the decision of the European Commission to impose a €4.3 billion penalty on Google for abusing its dominant position in the Android operating system for mobile phones...