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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...


For balanced trade: EU - China

The S&D Group supports strengthening EU-China relations based on a level playing field. Therefore we would like the EU-China commercial relations to be based on certain conditions.

The EU should speak with one voice. The EU impact of the EU commercial policy towards China is often...

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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...


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...


Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in ongoing trade negotiations (ISDS)

The S&D Group opposes the inclusion of ISDS in Trade Agreements in which other options to enforce investment protection are available, whether domestic or international. In agreements with countries that have fully functioning legal systems and in which no risks of political interference in...


EU-US negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement - TTIP

In June 2013, the Council adopted the mandate for the European Commission to start negotiations with the United States on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP). According to the Lisbon Treaty, the European Parliament’s consent will be required in order for TTIP to...


Data protection

In a world built around online communication, the modernisation of data protection laws is a pressing need for Europe. Every day our data is processed and stored in an unprecedented scale by both the private and the public sector. Our personal data has become a commodity, which value has...


Fair trade and sustainable growth 2.0

The EU trade policy has to reflect our social-democratic values of justice and solidarity.

The Lisbon Treaty gave the European Parliament new powers in the area of trade policy. We have to use these instruments to promote and implement our common principles and values.

Our Group...