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president of the republic, Andris Bērziņš

S&D Group calls on the Latvian president to respect the will of the voters

The S&D Group has been closely monitoring the process of forming a new government in Latvia following the parliamentary elections of October 4, won by the Social-Democratic Party Harmony (SDPC)...
Turkish Naval Forces' warships in the Republic of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone

Pittella: Presence of Turkish vessels in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone

"The S&D Group expresses its deep concerns for the increase in tension caused by the presence of Turkish Naval Forces' warships in the Republic of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone. We call on...
Alenka Bratušek

Pittella: Bratušek rejected because of her poor performance – Fajon is the natural candidate

Gianni Pittella, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, stated: "Alenka Bratušek was rejected simply because she performed very badly at her hearing. And the...
Gianni Pitella Commissioners hearings 2014

Pittella: Timmermans responsible for sustainable development. A turning point

After days of very tough negotiations, finally the S&D Group reached a turning point. Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of the Commission, will also have the responsibility for sustainable...
Richard Howitt MEP, S&D Group's foreign affairs coordinator welcoming the package, told the committee:

EU enlargement progress must continue say S&Ds

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament noted the publication of the Commission's 2014 Enlargement Package and urged the EU and its member states to honour their political commitments...
commissioner-designate Federica Mogherini

Mogherini shows clear determination to give EU more political impact and visibility

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament consider that commissioner-designate Federica Mogherini showed a thorough knowledge of her portfolio today in Brussels during her hearing with...

Pittella: a 'European Migrant's Day' to force EU to build up a common European migrant's policy

On the first anniversary of the Lampedusa tragedy, where on the third of October 2013, about 360 women, men and children coming from Africa died in the Mediterranean sea in attempts to reach European...
commissioner-designate Malmström

S&Ds accept Malmström nomination but call on Juncker to clarify his stand on ISDS

Today the Socialists and Democrats backed the nomination of Cecilia Malmström in a vote of the all-party international trade committee, but now request a clarification from Commission president-elect...