Our alternative vision for a progressive Europe in the world. The first 100 days for a more progressive Europe in the world.

Two years ago the EU won the Nobel Peace Prize, for “peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights”. The prize was accepted in the name of every single EU citizen.

It recognised the EU’s success in bringing peace and prosperity to our continent and further afield. We are proud of the positive role the EU has played in the world. This would not have been done without our progressive policies and our continuing work for development, fairness and justice – both in the EU and around the world. Here we set out our vision for a stronger, safer and more prosperous EU in the world, building on what we have achieved so far and creating more and better jobs for Europeans as a way out of the crisis.

Today, the European Parliament has a greater say in how the EU acts in the world, but the challenges we face are bigger than ever. From facing the crisis in Syria, to working together to end chronic poverty in developing countries, to helping neighbouring countries build the democracies they strive for – we have a lot of work to do. The Socialists and Democrats want action.

Hannes Swoboda, President of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.

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