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The agriculture we need...

The primary goal of our agriculture is to feed the population, with quality products, whilst preserving the planet´s ecosystems and the vitality of our rural areas.

The current situation is not good for farmers, consumers, nor for the environment.  However, those who...


S&D position paper on migration & asylum

The European Union is facing the largest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. It is a crisis of unprecedented magnitude that originates largely from conflicts, persecution and humanitarian disasters in Europe’s neighbourhood, and beyond. The violent conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq...

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S&D ENVI recommendations for better access to medicines in the European Union

Insufficient access to essential medical products poses a serious threat to the well-being of a large section of the population in Europe. Ensuring that patients have access to essential and affordable medicines is one of the core objectives of the EU and the WHO. The Charter of Fundamental...

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S&D Priorities for the Fisheries Sector

Fisheries in Europe should rely upon stable resources within a healthy environment, respecting the economic and social aspects of sustainable development. Our responsibility does not stop at Europe's borders; it extends to the oceans of the world. The 2013 Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform...

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EU cohesion policy - an investment tool for the benefit of EU citizens

The EU Cohesion Policy is the main investment instrument in the EU - a powerful tool for financing jobs and growth, improving the quality of citizens' lives and creating solidarity and enhanced social, economic and territorial convergence and development in the regions of the EU. Cohesion Policy...

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Circular economy

“If we carry on with business as usual, by 2050 we will need three times more resources than we currently use” – Karmenu VELLA European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Today's economy and consumption patterns are based on a linear 'take, make, dispose' model...


Sustainable development agenda post-2015

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set up a framework for global efforts to improve people's lives worldwide by addressing extreme poverty in its many forms and promoting gender equality and environmental sustainability.

At the threshold of the 2015...

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Towards an Energy Union

The idea of an ‘Energy Union’ is high on the European political agenda. In 2010 the Notre Europe think tank, Jacques Delors and the Parliament president Jerzy Buzek proposed a ‘European Energy Community’. This idea was subsequently endorsed by Martin Schulz in 2012 during his first term...